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The First Congregational 

The Church in which our Annual Meet- 
ing was held is at Whitman, Mass. This 
town was originally the south part of Ab- 
ington, becoming a separate town in 1875. 
Abington was settled in 1669, having a 
steady growth for a century, about which 
time a con-^iderable emigration took place 
to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and 
Western Massachusetts, the towns of 
Cummington and Plainfield being largely 
settled by people from this locaUty. 

The people of Abington were intensely 
loyal in the Revolutionary days, almost 

Cliurch, Whitman, Mass. 

every man capable of bearing arms being 
in the service. In the Civil War the town, 
having early espoused the aboUtion cause, 
furnished an exceptionally large quota of 
men. A large boulder was placed in Isl- 
and Grove in 1909 with a bronze plate in- 
scribed in memory of the early abolition 
workers. The First Congregational Church 
of Whitman was organized in 1807 and the 
edifice was erected the same year. En- 
larged and remodeled at various times, it 
is a very attractive place of worship. 

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Baptisms, First Church, Hartland 

Children of John and Chloe Bates. 
Aholibamah, July 10, 1774. 
Sarali, July 10. 1774. 
John, Julv 10, 1774. 
Chloe, Jan. 15, 1775. 
Mary. — . 1781. 

Baptisms, Second Church 

Children of Aaron and Sarah Bates. 

James, June 29, 1783. 

Sarah, June 29, 1783. 

Aurelia, July 4, 1784. 

Sabina, Jan. 6, 1793. 
Children of Phineas and Esther Bates. 

Sarah, June 30. 1782. 

Stephen, June 30, 1782. ::-' 

Asher, June 30, 1782. -^'-'K : : ' 

Phineas, June 30, 1782. 

Phebe, May 20, 1787. 
Children of Hinsdale and Hannah Bates. 

Nathan, November 16, 1783. 

Esther, November 16, 1783. 

Hinsdale, June 5, 1785. 

Lyman, March 30,1788. :" 

DenDis, June 27, 1790. 

Lois, October 14, 1792. 
Children of Elisha and Concurrence Bates. 

John, Sept. 23, 1798. 

Linus, Sept. 23. 1798. 

Charles Chipman, May 25, 1800. 

Sarah, March 14, 1802. 
Children of Samuel and Hannah Bates. 

Hannah, Februarv 28. 1795. 

Daniel, September 20, 1801. 
Child of Samuel Jr. and Mary Bates. 

Eliza, April 28, 1805. 
Children of Stephen and Matilda (Beach) 

Moses, October 7, 1804. [Bates 

Eunice, November 2, 1806. 

Abner, January 12, 1813. 

Ira, October 2, 1817. 

Clarissa, October 2, 1817. 

Daniel, October 2, 1817. 

Elias, October 2, 1817. 

Howell, October 2, 1817. 


Lyman Bates and Betty Smith, both of 
Hartland, April 3, 1811. 

Stephen Bates and Matilda Beach, both 
of Hartland, November 16, 1803. 

Sanmel Bates, Jr. and Eunice Nichols, 
both of Hartland, February 13, 1804. 

Stephen R. Bates & Orcencia R. Ban- 
ning, both of Hartland, May 3, 1871. 

From Second Church Records 

Hinsdale, son of Hinsdale, June 7, 1788. 

Infant of Elihu, March 6, 1791. 

Wife of Capt. Oliver, February 19. 1795. 

Infant of Samuel Jr., March 2, 1795. 

Capt. Oliver, April 21, 1798, age 64. 

Hannah, wife of Samuel Jr., February 
28, 1800. 

Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Jr., July 29, 
1803. age 25. 

Charles, son of Elihu, November 9, 1810, 
age IL 

Jared, son of Elihu. Apr. 11, 1813, age 3. 

Samuel, November 10, 1815, age 73. 

Rebecca, Jan. 3, 1822, age 84. 

Clarissa, daughter of Stephen, Dec. 29, 
1834, age 27. 

Stephen, June 30, 1846, age 67. 

John, December 17, 18^0, age 72. 

Matilda, widow of Stephen, August 12, 
1875, age 92 years, 6 months. 

Abner, June 20, 1891, age 80 years, 9 

Howell, December 31, 1806, age 80. 

Abigal, widow of Howell, October 22, 
1898, age 30. 

Stephen R., son of Howell, April 20, 
1902, age 53. 

From First Church Records 

Mary Bates, died Sept. 10, 1774, age 43. 

The above records are secured for us by Miss 
Caiista A Dean of West Hartland, Conn., a mem- 
ber of our Association. Many other members 
can help in the work of the Association by se- 
curing similar records for us, especially where 
the records are not in print. 

Mr. J. William Atkins, 2001 Allston 
Way, Berkeley, California has been mak- 
ing a study of the family of Joseph Bates 
(Edward'-O of Middleboro, Ma^?., 
and his wife Joanna Tinkham, and their 
son, Joseph, who married Eunice Tinkham, 
both Tinkham won:en being descendants 
of Mary Brown, daughter of Peter Brown, 
the Mayflower immigrant. He will fur- 
nish certified copies of this record, for riie 
dollar, to any descendants interested in 
establishing their Mayflower descent. 

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Thomas Bates of Virginia 

Charles H. Bates of Washington, D. C, 
one of our Life Members, sends us the 
following interesting sketch of his ances- 
tral family: 

The earliest of our ancestors that we 
can directly show connection with is 
Thomas Bates, who, according to tradi- 
tion in our family, is one of four brothers 
who came to this country from England. 
Thomas settled in WilUamsburg, Va. He 
was in the Revolutionary Army with 
General George Washington. The tradi- 
tion is further that the three other broth- 
ers settled in Boston, New York and New 
Orleans, atid that the one who settled in 
New Orleans went later to the North- 

The children of Thomas Bates, referred 
to above, were, 

Thomas, born about 1781, married Miss 
Lee; was in the war of 1812, fought in 
Bladensburg, Md., and my recollection of 
the tradition is that he lost a leg in bat- 

Edward, born 1783, married Kezia 
Wheeler of Baltimore, who was born in 
1785. The youngest of their eight chil- 
dren was John Edward Bates, my father, 
born October 14, 1823; married Charlotte 
James Williams of Lockport, N. Y. 

Amelia, never married. 

Anne, married Edward Burchell. 

Harriet, married — Beedle. 

Other children married — Cassidy, 
Willham Nelson Brown, Melville (?) 
Lindsay, — Patten, — Summers, and 
— Steele. 

I beUeve that these families have prin- 
cipally lived in Virginia, Maryland or 
District of Colmnbia. 

Death of James Adams Bates 

James Adams Bates, of Whitman, Mass., 
a member of the Bates Association, was 
born at Weymouth, Oct. 26, 1831, a son of 
Asa and Clarissa (Mehuren) Bates, and 
died at Winthrop, Mass, April 28, 1912. 
He was a carpenter and builder. He was 
one of the oldest members of the Congre- 
gational Church and one of the charter 
members of Pilgrim Lodge of Odd Fellows 
at Abington. He enlisted at East Bridge- 

water, May 18, 1861 as a private in Co. C. 
29th Mass. Volunteers for a period of three 
years. He married three times; first, April 
12, 1849, Olive Shaw; second, Nov. 30, 1863, 
Mrs. Mary W^ (Foster) Hutchinson; and 
third, in 1897, Mrs. Ruth T. Miller, who 
survives him. He had five children, three 
by liis first wife and two by his second, 
Jr.^e? Elwyn, Marcus A., Loring, Agnes M. 
and Fannie A. His ancestral fine is Ed- 
ward'-' John'-^ Urban' Asa"-' James A\ 

Bates Marriages 

The delay in the publication of the Bul- 
letin makes it possible for us to record 
two events which will interest the Bates 
Family. The Association extends hearty 
congratulations to the newly wedded rel- 

Married at Hartford Conn., October 19, 
1912, Albert Carlos Bates and Miss Alice 
Morgan Crocker. Their betrothal is noted 
elsewhere in this issue of the Bulletin. 
They will reside at Hartford. 

Married October 16, 1912, at Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn., Eugene Jackson Bryan and 
Mary Ruth Bates. The bride is a daugh- 
ter of Hon. Creed F. Bates of Chattanooga, 
who is a member of our Association. The 
newly married couple will reside at Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn. 

Our Membership 

The incorporation of our Association 
has compelled a revision of our roil. We 
now have 151 members, 14 of whom are 
Life Members. The 121 members who 
had paid dues up to the date of the 
annual meeting were voted in then as 
members. Since that time 16 others have 
paid the membership fee, thus making the 
total of 151 members. 

We take pride in the wide distribution 
of our membership. Our members are 
found in thirty states, as follows, Massa- 
chusetts, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Con- 
necticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Michigan, 
District of Columbia, Iowa, Colorado, Cali- 
fornia. Vermont, New Jersey, Indiana, 
Missouri, Wisconsin, Washington, New 
Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Vir- 
ginia, South Carolina, Tennessee. Missis- 
sippi, Kansas, Minnesota, Texas, Arkansas 
and Oregon. 

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Wilford Jacob Litchfield 

The new Vice-President of our Associa- 
tion is Wilford Jacob Litchfield of Bos- 
ton, representing the Clement line Mr. 
Litchfield was the first Life Member of 
the Bates Association and is an expert 
genealogist who has done considerable 

New Members. 

The following new members have been re- 
ceived since the last publication of our list of 

Mrs. Rosaletta A. Vaughn, Williamsburg, Va. 

John Ross Bates, 20 Chjrch Street, New York. 

Samuel F. Bates, 15 W. 43 Street. New Yorlc. 

Andrew Bates, North Sc'tuate, Mass. 

Charles A. Bates, North Scituate, Mass. 

Lucius E. Bates, North Scituate, Mass. 

James E. Bates, North Cohasset, Mass. 

Mrs. Aileine Bates Armstrong, Cotfeeville, 

Charles H. Bates. Middleboro, Mass. 

James E. Bates, Whitman, Mass. 

Mrs. Ella F. Russell Ellis, West Hanover. Mass. 

Mrs. Lizzie L Bates, South Braintree, Mass. 

research work in the Bates Family, es- 
pecially among the depcendants of Jacob', 
(Joshua', Joseph", Clement'), who was 
born at Cohasset but resided at Attleboro 
and Dudley. The full ancestry of Mr. 
Litchfield is given elsewhere in this issue 
of The Bulletin. 

Frank E. Freeman, Whitman, Mass. 

Mrs. Eva L. Bates Lincoln, Westdale, Mass. 

Miss Mary R. Bates, Braintree, Mass. . 

Benjamn S. Bates, Brockton, Mass. 

Rev. Lyman R. Swett, 181 Perham St., Boston. 

Frank Freeman Bates, Weymouth, Mass. 

Rev. Dighton M. Bates, Caldwell, Olro. 

Miss EHzabeth Bates, Thayer, Mo. 

Eben E. Bates, Chebeagje. Maine. 


52. Morgan and Merritt Bates, brothers 
emigrated from Ohio to Traverse City, 
Michigan prior to the Civil War. Who 
were they? C. W. B. 

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Famous Bates Women. 

At a recent meeting of the Daughters 
of the American Revolution at Spring- 
field, Vt., Miss Mary W. Ellis read a paper 
giving the history of the Bates family of 
Springfield, with especial reference to the 
women who have had a conspicuous part 
in the world's work. 

Phineas Bates and his brother Theophi- 
lus, sons of Joshua ' (Joshua^- ' Joseph' 
Clement ' ) walked from Cohasset to Spring- 
field, Vt., in 1790, and after purchasing 
farms there returned for their families. 
The trip to Springfield was made this 
time in thirteen days, with a sled drawn 
by a yoke of oxen and one horse. 

Phineas Bates was for many years a 
Deacon in the Congregational Chureh at 
Springfield, a man of strong Christian 
character. His wife was Abigail Lincoln 
of Cohasset, daughter of Abraham and 
Sarah Lincoln, a typical New England 
woman in character and service Of the 
twelve children born to them, the two 
youngest, Nancy and Lydia, are the ones 
whose story is given in this sketch. 

A young student from Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary, Rev. Lewis Grout, visit- 
ing in Springfield, became very much 
impressed with the charms of Miss Lydia 
Bates, while a classmate. Rev. George At- 
kinson, was equally impressed with the 
charms of Miss Nancy Bates, with the 
result that when Rev. Lewis Grout was 
ordained at the Congregational Church of 
Springfield, Oct. 8, 1846, a double wedding 
followed the service. It was the original 
plan that the four should go as mission- 
aries to Africa, but Mr. Atkinson's health 
forbade, so he and his wife went to Ore- 
gon, while Mr. and Mrs. Grout went to 

Rev. and Mrs. Grout began work in Af- 
rica among the Zulus which was con- 
dnued for fifteen years. In this work 
Mrs. Grout was a most efficient helper, 
teaching the Bible as well as all domestic 
arts that are so necessary to the new life 
of the converted heathen. When she 
died, fifteen years afterward, at West 
Brattleboro, Vt., the natives with whom 
she had labored sent expressions of love 
and sympathy to Mr. Grout, with many 

tender memories of the work of Mrs. 
Grout. After the work in Africa was 
ended many years were spent in this 
country where her service as a pastor's 
Vv'ife was alv/ays notable. 

Rev. and Mrs. Atkinson started for Ore- 
gon, sailing by way of Cape Horn to Hon- 
olulu and thence to Oregon, a voyage of 
four months. Rev. George Atkinson, soon 
known as Dr. Atkinson, spent forty years 
in the great work as pioneer preacher and 
statesman of the Northwest. A practical 
man in every way, he did much for the 
upbuilding of that region, and in this his 
wife was an able helper. Her life was one 
of unceasing toil and sacrifice, v/ith the 
care of six children, keeping an open 
house for friends and strangers, and shar- 
ing her husband's public labors. The 
record of her life, like that of her husband, 
is written in the churches of the North- 
west which have grown up out of the 
abundant labors of their hands. 

Bates Deaths. 

Lewis Lincoln Bates died at East Bos- 
ton, August 23, 1912, aged 51 years, 4 
months and 26 days. He was a son of 
Gorham P. Bates, of Cohasset, of the 
Clement line. 

David Tower Bates died October 3, 
1912 aged 63 years. He was a son of 
Lorenzo and Mary Jane (Tower) Bates 
of Cohasset, of the Clement line. 

Honorable Ira D. Bates died at New 
Boston, Conn., August 5, 1912 aged 58 
years. He served four years in the Civil 
War and since that time has been a mer- 
chant at New Boston. He has held 
several town offices and was a member 
of the Connecticut state senate. He 
leaves a wife and two daughters. 

Mary Augusta Bates died at Cambridge, 
Mass., June 3, 1912. She was a daughter 
of WiUiam and Rowena Bates. 

Post cards of the Bates Houses which 
have been shown in recent numbers of 
the Bates Bulletin are being prepared and 
may be obtained from the Treasurer at 
the rate of two for five cents or twenty- 
five cents a dozen. 

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President— Gardner Bates, Charlestown, Mass. 
Vice Presidents— Albert C. Bates, Hartford, Conn. 
Walter L. Bates, South Wey- 
mouth, Mass. 
Wilford J. Litchfield, Boston, 
Clerk and Treasurer— Rev. Newton W. Bates, 

Austinburg, Ohio. 
Historian— Frank A. Bates, South Braintree, 

Life Membership Ten Dollars. 

Annual Membership One Dollar. 

Single Copies of the Bulletin Twenty-Five Cents. 

We are now The Bates Association, In- 

The Annual Meeting at Whitman was 
another in the series of successful gather- 
ings held by our Association. 

Have you seen the photograph taken at 
the Whitman meeting? You can get one 
for $1.50 of the Notman Photo Company, 
3 Park street, Boston. 

The membership fee of one dollar is 
now due from all members who did not 
pay at the annual meeting at Whitman. 
Send the money to the Treasurer, Rev. 
N. Vv^. Bates, Austinburg, Ohio. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bates of Beech- 
wood, celebrated their golden wedding 
August 10, 1912. The five children, 
twenty-five grand children and four 
great grand children were present, with 
other relatives. The Asscciaticn sent 
official greetings. 

A hand-bag containing a small sum of 
money, gold rimmed spectacles, toilet ar- 
ticles and a registry card of the Assccia- 
tion, with a memorandum of the Hotel 
Touraine, was picked up on August 4th, 
1912, near Brcckfield, Mass., by Mr. J. D. 
Harrington, Spencer, Mass., care of Isaac 
Prouty & Co., Shoe xManufacturers. If any 
one recognizes the property please notify 

Report of the Treasurer, August 2, 1912. 

Cash on hand August 1,1911 $73 28 

Received from Dues: Life Members 

$20; Active Members,$122 142.00 

Received from Donatio iiis 3.00 

Received fiom Siile of Pins 17.70 

Received from Sale o( Bulletin^ , 5.25 

Received from Sale of Electrotypes 1.00' 



Two issues of Bulletin at $3G, $ 72.00 

Pins : 19,39 

Postage, Express, etc. 15.35 

Stationery and Printing 16.50 

Halftones for Bulletin 8.32 

Coyping Records 10.00 

Incorporation Fee 5.00 

Hanover History 2.80 

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Balance on hand August 1, 1912 $ 92.87 

With this issue of the Bulletin, the first 
since our incorporation, we begin a new 
series, numbering this issue Series II, 
Volume I, Number 1. Thus far we have 
published eleven issues, this issue being 
the twelfth. We hope soon to publish an 
index of the eleven issues included in the 
five volumes of our first series. 

The bethrothal is reported of Albert Car- 
los Bates and Alice Morgan Crocker, both 
of Hartford, Conn., and it is understood 
that they will be married before the close 
of the year. Mr. Bates is the Secretary 
and Librarian, of the Connecticut Histori- 
cal Association. Miss Crccker, a descend- 
ant of the early Connecticut familits 
whcse name she bears, has been the chief 
cataloguer in the Hartford Public Library. 
The Bulletin and all the Bates family ex- 
tend congratulations to cur Vice Presi- 

We gratefully acknowledge the gift of 
six dollars from Mrs. Racliel S. Failing 
of Fort Plain, N. Y., five of which is for 
our work of publication and one for the 
gift to the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society. Are there not any mere 
who will follow her example? 

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Extracts from the Minutes of the Meeting 
at Whitman. 

The Sixth Annu il Meeting of the Bates 
Association was held at the First Corii^re- 
gational Church, Whitman, Mass , at 2 p. 
in., August 2, 1912. After assembling on 
the church steps for a photograph, the 
President, Frank A. Bates called the meet- 
ing to order, and Rev. W. W. Dornan, pas- 
tor of the church, led in prayer, after 
which Mr. F. E. Freeman rendered an or- 
gan solo. President Bates spoke a few 
words of welcDme and then reported that 
the Bates Association had been duly in- 
corporated according to instructions. 

The report of Secretary and Treasurer 
were given by Rev. N. W. Bates and were 

It was voted that the report of the 
Committee oii liiGorporation be accepted, 
that the Act of Incorporation be accepted, 
that the By-Laws as amended be accept- 
ed, and that in future this Association be 
known as the Bates Association, Incor- 
porated. At a meeting of the incorpora- 
tors held at 1:30 p. m., all Life Members 
of the Bates Association were elected Life 
Members of the Bates Association, Incor- 
porated, and all Active Members of the 
Bates Ass elation who had paid annual 
dues to date were elected Active Mem- 
bers of the Bates Association, Incorpor- 

A paper on "Early Bates Families and 
Their Homes in South Abington, Massa- 
chusetts"', v/ritten by Miss Clara N. Gur- 
ney, was read by Miss Leila R. Gurney, 
and a p em writte:i February 17, 1792, 
by Betty Bates, age thirteen, was read. 
A duet was then sung by Mr. Benjamin 
S. Bates and Mrs. Lora Chandler, and 
later a solo by Mr. Benjamin S. Bates. 

Congratulations were sent to Mr. and 
Mrs. Lyman RusFell of West Hanover and 
to Mr. and Mrs. Edv/in Bates of Cohasset, 
in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary 
of their marriage. 

Remarks on various topics of genealog- 
ical interest were made by Hon. Edward 
L. Bates of Bennington, Vt, Judge L. W. 
Cook of South Weymouth, Hon. George 
H. Bates of Barnwell, S. C, Benjamin F. 
Peterson of Whitman, Mrs. George O.Jen- 

kins of Whitman, Miss Ella T. Bates of 
Scituate, and others. 

Officers were elected, as given else- 
where, and the newly elected President, 
Gardner Bates, addressed the meeting. 

Letters were read from absent mem- 
bers, and also a letter of greeting from 
the Robinson Association. President 
Gardner Bates was appointed to convey 
our return greetmgs to that Association. 

A vote of thanks was given to Ex-Gov. 
John L. Bates, for his assistance in the 
work of incorporation, to the church au- 
thorities for the use of the building, and 
to the local (.'ommittee. Miss Clara N. 
Gurney, Mrs. Eugenia A. Soule, Mrs. Lora 
Chandler, Mr. Benjamin S. Bates, Mr. 
Frank E. Freeman and others who have 
helped to make the meeting a success. 

It was voted to send twenty-five dol- 
lars to the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society to be devoted to their 
building fund, in recognition of the great 
assistance which this Association receives 
from their publications. 

The following resolution was adopted 
by a unanimous rising vote, 

"Resolved, that we extend a vote of 
thanks to our retiring President, Frank 
A. Bates, for his efficient services as 
President of this Association for four 
years. His extensive genealogical knowl- 
edge and skill have been at the service 
of the Association, and his untiring ef- 
forts for the cause have been of the great- 
est value to us. We also express the 
hope that for many years he will be with 
us in this work." 

After singing "America" the Associa- 
tion adjourned. 

Now for more Life Members! With 
the incorporation of our Association a 
degree of permanency is assured that 
will warrant many more of our members 
in becoming Life Members. Send on the 
ten dollars to the Treasurer. You will 
help the cause as well as benefit your- 

Being now incorporated, it will be 
necessary for us to be more strict in re- 
quiring the payment of dues. We dftnot 
wish to drop any members. Have you 
paid ? 


Early Bates Families and Their Homes in 
South Abington, Mass. ' 

The first settlement was made in the 
northerly part of the town by Andrew 
Ford, and was known as Ford's Farms. 
He was soon followed by other settlers, 
most of whom came from the neighbor- 
ing town of Weymouth. Among these 
were James Nash, William TirrellWilliam 
Reed, Edward Bates, William Hersey 
William Dyer and Joseph Josselyn. ' 

This Edward Bates who was among the 
very first settlers of Abington, was the 
oldest of the seven sons of Deacon Edward 
Bates of Weymouth, and grandson of El- 
der Edward Bates. Later three of his 
brothers, Ebenezer, Benjamin and Eleazer 
located near him. 

The marriage intentions of Edward 
Bates and Silence Richards were pub- 
lished Nov. 8, 1712 and he was probably 
married in November or December of 
that year. His house was in the north 
part of Abington, near what is now called 
Adams Street. 

At the first town meeting in Abington 
March 2, 1712-13, he was elected to the 
office of fence-viewer. Later he served 
the town as constable, assessor, surveycr 
of highways, selectman, and town treas- 
urer and also as deacon in the church. 

His eldest son, Edward, graduated from 
Harvard College in the class of 1738, and 
died less than two years later, Feb. 28, 
1739-40. The next two sons, Daniel and 
Peter, and his only daughter, Si]ence,were 
all three married Dec. 14, 1738; Daniel to 
Lydia Symmes, Peter to Sarah Randal, 
and Silence to John Shaw. His other 
son, Samuel, married first, Hannah Gloyd, 
and second, Hannah Beal, widow of Eze- 
kiel Reed. Samuel and his family were 
among those who removed from Abing- 
ton to Cummingtcn. As neither Daniel 
nor Peter left sons there were no descend- 
ants of Edward bearing the name of 
Bates left here. 

Daniel's only child, Tamar, married 
James, son of Lieutenant James Nash, 
and as both she and her husband died 
young their sons were brought up in their 
grandfather's family, and were offered by 
him in baptism in 1774. They left many 

A rather interesting story of this Daniel 
Bates can perhaps best be told in the 
words of the narrator, Mr. Cyrus Nash. 
He says that two ministers were engaged 
to preach each six Sabbaths on trial, then 
one was to be voted for. Those that 
were in favor of Mr. Thurston were to 
walk at the left hand so as to be counted 
and those on the right were for Mr. Dodge. 
After Mr. Daniel Bates saw that things 
were all in favor of walking for Mr. Dodge, 
said Mr. Bates, "Poor Mr. Thurston shall 
have one vote and I will walk for him to 
take off the curse," though he was as 
much in favor of Mr. Dodge as any other 
person. That was all the vote he had. 

Ensign Ebenezer Bates, the third son of 
Deacon Edward Bates of Weymouth, was 
in Abington before his marriage to Mary, 
daughter cf Joseph Jcseelyn, in 1715. 
Like his brother he held many town off- 
ices. He was fence-viewer, hog-reeve, 
surveyor of highways, constable, tithing 
man, sealer of shingles, and selectman. 

Ebenezer Bates had children Ebenezer, 
Edseil, Joseph, Mary, Elijah and several 
others who died in infancy. The son, Eben- 
ezer, married Sarah Gaines or Gardner 
and had children, some cf whom removed 
to Cummington and apparently left no de- 
scendants of the name of Bates in Abing- 
ton. Cyrus Nash in his notes mentions 
that the second Ebenezer lived and died 
in that part of Abington known as the 
West Thicket and that Edseil was drowned 
at sea. Edseil married Desire Hayden of 
Scituate Elijah mariied Rachel Gloyd 
and with his family removed to Mhiot. 
Maine. Joseph married Sarah Petengiil 
and had three daughters. 

Eleazer, the youngest son of Deacon 
Edward of Weymouth, probably came to 
Abington later than the others. He held 
the offices of field-driver, fence-viewer 
and constable. He married Rachel Ager, 
sister of his brother's wife, March 7, 1735. 
They had no children, but Lemuel and 
Elizabeth, two of his brother Benjamin's 
children, went to live with them, when 
Lemuel was about nine years old. Both 
Eleazer and his wife died in 1750; they 
are buried in Mt. Zinn cemetery. 

He left, among other bequests, one of 

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twenty pounds, to the Church of Christ at 
Abington. Later the church voted that 
"Mr. Jacob Porter receive the legacy left 
for them by Mr. Eleazer Bates, deceased, 
and that he buy with it a Christening 
Bason and two Flagons, if the said legacy 
be sufficient to purchase them." 

Benjamin, another son of Deacon Ed- 
ward of Weymouth, married Rebekah 
Ager in 1726, and with his wife and 
three children came to Abin^tcn in 1733. 
He settled in the south part of Abington 
near the Bridgewater Une. He also held 
several town offices. His house was 
built where the home of the late Henry 
D. Reed now stands on the bend of School 
Street in Whitman. It was taken down 
some years ago and a new one, much Hke 
the old house, was built on the same spot. 
In 1758, when the present School Street 
was laid out, it was described as a way 
west to Benjamin Bates' house, then south 
to the Bridgewater line. 

Benjamin Bates' children were Benja- 
min, Abigail, Elizabeth, Lemuel, Sarah, 
Rachel, Moses, Hannah and Eleazer. 

His son Benjamin, born Feb. 9, 1728, 
married Betty, daughter of Christopher 
Dyer, Nov. 15, 1759. This Christopher 
Dyer was said by his grandson. Captain 
James Bates, to have been the first child 
born in Abington. Benjamin's house 
stood a little south of his father's, almost 
on the Bridgewater line. He was a Lieu- 
tenant and in command of a company in 
the Revolution. His two oldest sons, Lieut. 
Christopher, and Benjamin, also served in 
the Revolution. In 1775 he was chosen 
Selectman and served for three years. 

His children were Christopher, Benja- 
min, Asa, James and Betty. He died on 
March 5, 1800, in his 73rd year. He and 
his wife Betty are buried in Mt. Zion 
Cemetery. His gravestone bears the fol- 
lowing epitaph: 

"Through infancy to age I've trod 

The round of seventy years 
I now lie slumbering in the dust 
Til Christ my judge appears." 

Christopher Bates, son of the second 
Benjamin, was born Feb. 8, 1761. He 
married Mary Brown. The house in which 
he lived is still standing near the end of 
School Street and is probably the oldest 

house in the vicinity. Like many other 
houses of its day, it faces the south. 

His children were Christopher, Moses, 
Daniel, Jacob, Pclly, Anne, Nahum and 
Charles. These children nearly all set- 
tled near. Christopher's house is on Au- 
burn Street and is now owned by Mrs. Jo- 
siah Chamberlain. Moses Bates' house 
was on Washington Street in Northville. 
Daniel built near his grandfather, on the 
westerly side of the street. He taught 
school in the school house which stood 
opposite the end of the street under the 
gnarled oak tree. His brother, Nahum, 
who died in 1820, as a boy went to this 
school and drew on the ceiling a picture 
which he labeled in school boy fashion, 
"This is a bison." The school house was 
afterward sold and used as a shop and the 
picture was whitewashed over, but at 
length the whitewash came off and the 
picture was uncovered, recalling to those 
who saw it. the stories which they had 
heard their fathers tell of it. 

Jacob Bates had his father's house and 
his two sons built close by. The new 
school house was built on land owned by 
Jacob Bates and it is now called the 
"Bates School." 

Polly married Lebbeus Smith and lived 
on Bedford Street at the corner of Au- 
burn. All but one of her five children 
had their homes in the same neighbor- 

Anne married Capt. Seth Gurney and 
lived on the old turnpike, or Bedford 
Street, as it is now called, about a mile 
south of her sister's home. 

Charles, the youngest son, married Hul- 
dah Noyes, and his house, still owned by 
his grandson, is on the corner of School 
and Auburn Streets. 

Benjamin Bates, son of the second Ben- 
jamin, married Susannah Reed, and his 
house stood a little north of the Whit- 
man Congregational Church. 

Captain James Bates, son of the second 
Benjamin, had his father's homestead. 
He was a well known and prominent man, 
serving as Selectman and Representative 
for many years. He is said to have been 
six feet, two and a half inches tall. He 
never married and was very fond of hunt- 
ing. He went to the Plymouth woods to 

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shoot deer and his relatives still preserve 
some of the antlers of deer he killed there 
probably a hundred years ago. One of 
these still has a bullet imbedded in it. It 
was undoubtedly he whom his httle sister 
Betty had in mind when she wrote of 
"hounds and foxes for hunting which 
many prize more than a wife." 

In 1830 he made a map of the town of 
Abington, on which appears the proposed 
canal, which was to be run through the 
easterly part of the town. In making his 
surveys he used a measuring wheel to de- 
termine the length of the roads. This 
wheel was about the size of a large spin- 
ning wheel with handles hke those of a 
wheelbarrow, and an arrangement to re- 
cord the number of revolutions of the 
wheel. Some of the oldest residents of 
the town still remember hearing the click, 
click of this wheel as he went about the 
streets in the early morning. 

Betty, daughter of the second Benja- 
min Bates, married Asaph Torrey Peter- 
son, Oct. 13, 1803. Her home was on 
Harvard Street not far from her brothers. 
One of her sons went to live with her 
brother James, and inherited the Bates 
farm, on portions of which three famihes 
of her descendants still reside. 

Returning to the sons of the first Ben- 
jamin, Lemuel had several sons, one of 
whom, John Bates, lived near his grand- 
father's home. He had a small tack fac- 
tory near his house and must have been 
a shrewd observer of human nature, for 
he is said to have well described the dif- 
ference between working by the day and 
working by the piece in this way: with a 
slow downward movement, "By-the-day, 
by-the-day, by-the-day;" then with a 
quick movement, "By the job, job, job, by 
the job, job, job." 

The other two sons of the first Benja- 
min were Moses and Eleazer. Moses re- 
moved to Cummington. Eleazer had his 
father's homestead at the corner of School 
Street. His wife was Dorothy Brown, 
grand-daughter of the Rev. Samuel Brown, 
first minister of Abington. 

With the growth of the town many 
other families have come in, mostly de- 
scendants of Clement of Hingham, so that 
the name of Bates is still well represented 
here. Clar.a. Nash Gurney. 

Betty Bates hir Versies 
February the 17: 1792 

Both Sects attend to my fancy 
in praise of the women ile Sing 

Confine not to polly nor Nancy 
a beggar may rise to a king 

When adam was first Created 
lord of the universe round 

hiss happyness was not compleated 
until he an helpmeet had found 

he had all things for good that 
wass wanting 
to give us Contentment in life 

both hounds and foxes for hunting 
which many prize more than a wife 

hed a garden So planted by nature 
as man Cannot produce in this life 

but yet his all wise Creator 
Saw that he wanted a wife 

When adam first lay in Soft Slumber 
Lo their he left part of his Side 

and when he awoke in a wonder 
he beheld a most butiful bride 

With transports he gased upon her 
his happyness now wass Compleet 

he thanked his bountiful maker 
who had helped him thus to a wife 

She was not taken out of his head Sir 
for to reign and triumph ore man 

She was not taken out of his feet Sir 
by man to be trampled upon 

But out of his Side She was taken 
mans equil Companion to be 

and when their united in one Sir 
man is the head for to be 

Let not the fair Sect be Despised 
By man for Shes part of him Self 

a woman by adam was prised 
more than the world ful of welth 

a man without a womans a begar 
Suppose the whole world he posess 

and he thats got a good wife Sir 
above all the world he is Blest 

The author of these verses was thirteen years oid when 
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1. CLEMENT— See Bates Ancestry No. 1. 

2. JOSEPH— See Bates Ancestry No. 1. 
:l JOSHUA— See Bates Ancestry No. 1. 

4. JACOB, born at Hinghain (Cohasset) Aug. 
20. 1710. Constable in H"ngham. 1743. Removed 
to Attleboro. Was in Dudley as early as 1790, 
where h's will was dated, July 19, 1790, but he 
lived rear the Thompson, Ct., Ine, and owned 
land border' ng on Lake Chargogagogmanchauga- 
gogchaubunagmgamaug, called "Webster Lake," 
for short. He died in Thompson, Ct., July 16, 
1785, and was buried with his wife in the Bates 
Cemetery near the fore-mentioned lake. Mar- 
red at H'ngham, Nov. 19, 1730, Mary or (MoUie) 
Clark, daughter of John and Rebecca (Lincoln) 
Clark. She died at Djdley, Jan. 27, 1798. 

5. JOHN, born in Hingham, Dec. 4, 1748. 
Private in the Revolution. Captain of the Mili- 
tia. Called "Squire." Resided in Bellingham, 
Attleboro and Dudley, Mass., and in Thompson, 
Ct. D'ed 'n Dudley, Dec. 12, 1834, and is burled 
with h's w"fe in above mentoned Bates Ceme- 
tery. Married at Attleboro, April 26, 1770, to 
Chloe F'uller, daughter of Ensign Noah (in Revo- 
lit'oL) and Mercy ( Cushman ) Fuller of Attle- 
boro. She d'ed at Dudley, July 11, 1825. 

6. ALANSON, born in Attleboro, Jan. 30, 
1772. Captain of Milit'a. Died in Webster ( for- 
merly Dudley), Aug. 22, 1842, and was burled in 
the Bates Cemetery. Married twice. His first 
wife was Comfort Robinson ( married in Dudley, 
Nov. 18, 1790 ), daughte- of Ensign Silas { in Rev- 
olution) and Susannah (Moore) Robinson of 
Dudley. She died May 6, 1814. His second wife 
was Levinia Brown who died April 6, 1874. 

7. JACOB, born in Dudley, April 18, 1796- 
Captain of Militia. Died in Webster, Oct. 11. 
1872. Buried in East Webster cemetery. His 
first wife was Sally Rhodes; ( married at Thomp- 
son, Nov. 26, 1818), daughter Ezekiel (private in 
war of 1812 J and Chloe (Bates) Rhodes. Chloe 
Bates, just mentioned, was daughter of Elijah 
(born in Hingham, Dec. 2, 1746, died in East 
Thompson, Ct., Jan. 22, 1821) Bates, by his wife 
Chloe Tyler, daughter Lieut. Moses (in RevoU- 
t'on) and Patience (Ide) Tyler, of Attleboro. 
Elijah Bates was brother to above JOHN (5). 
Sally (Rhodes) Bates died in Dudley, Nov. 5, 
1S29, and is burled in the Bates Cemetery. Five 
daughters, all dead. The second wife of Jacob 
Bates was Lydia Eaton Davis. Three sons, liv- 
ing and two daughters, dead. 

8. CHLOE. born in Dudley, June 26.1824, died 
at Southbridge, Mass., March 1, 1903. Married 
at Webster, Jan. 1, 1846, Libya Merritt Litchfield, 
born in Charlton, Mass., Aug. 4, 1819, died at 
Southbridge. Nov. 29.1886, a founder of the Litch- 
field Shuttle Co. He was son of Captain (in 
militia) Comins and Sally (Blanchard) Little- 
field of Charlton. Six children, tiiree sons living. 

Southbr'dge, June 2, 1867. Resides in Boston. 
Graduate of St. LawTence University. Member 
of and engaged in the work of various genea- 
logical and historical societies. Vice President 
of the Bates Association, Inc. 


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5. NATHANIEL, born at Hingham ( Cohasset ) 
0:tober 3, 1733. Married December 18, 1760, 
Mary, daughter of Benjam'n Hamlen, of Barns- 
table. Resided on Beechwood Street in a house 
cult by h's father. Soldier in French and Indian 
War and in Revolution. 

6. JESS ANIAH, born at Hingham, ( Cohasset ) 
Jjne29, 1788. Married July 30, 1796 Phoebe 
L'tchfield of Scltuate. She died April 13, 1849, 
aged 73 years. He died March 6. 1854. Farmer. 
Resided on Beechwood Street in a house left 
h'm by his fatner. 

7. RUFUS, born September 27, 1799. Married 
January 21, 1827, Dama, daughter of John and 
DamafHll) Sto::kbrldge. She died March 26, 
isyi, aged 80 years. iFarmer. Lived on Beech- 
v/ood Street in a house built in common with 
h's brother Lot, where he died July 8, 1884. 

8. ANDREW, born June 10. 1834 at Cohas- 
set, ^ intention January 12, 1861 ; Eliza Ann, 
daughter of Charles Brown, of Scltuate. Re- 
moved to North Scltuate after marriage on 
father-in-law's place, where he resides at present. 
Farmer. She died Jan. 28, 1911, aged 80 years. 

GARDNER, born at North Scituate, Mass., 
January 4, 1867. Graduated from Scituate 
Hgh School in 1884. At the age of eighteen 
,went to Boston in lumber business for ten 
year^; since that time in real estate and insur- 
ance. Married Oct. 24, 1894, iMrs. Florence E. 
Hambleton, daughter of William Penn Hall of 
Charlestown. Member of Charlestown Improve- 
ment Associat'on, Charlestown Business Men's 
Assocat'on, Royal Arcanum and Knights of 
Honor, Ancient Order of Workmen, Treasurer and 
D stflbuting Agent of Charlestown Poor Fund, 
Treasurer of First Congregational Church of 

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■ We present again the picture of Gard- 
ner Bates who is the newly elected Presi- 
dent of our Association. An extended 
notice of his biography was pubhshed in 

the Bulletin of September. 1911, and else- 
where in this issue his Bates ancestry 
may be found. The Association is fortu- 
nate in securing him as its President. 

Our Retiring President. 

It is with great regret that the Bates 
Association, Incorporated, felt compelled 
to yield to the desire of its President, 
Frank A. Bates, and permit him to lay 
down his duties as head of the Associa- 
tion. The formal resolutions recorded 
elsewhere, in the Minutes of the Whitman 
Meeting, express the feeling of the Asso- 
ciation. In ways that few can know, the 
success of this Association in the past has 
been due to his untiring etforts, combined 

with his extensive genealogical knowledge. 
Time and strength have been given freely 
for the work in which we are engaged. 
Many of the new features hsve been the 
result of his suggestions and efforts. We 
are fortunate in the fact that he will con- 
tinue with us in the new office of Historian. 

Where v/ould you like to have the next 
meeting of our Association held? Sug- 
gestions are in order. Invitations will be 

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Isaac Com 
Isaac Comstock Bates, of Providence. R, I., died 
at his home, January 1, 1913. The funeral was 
held January 4. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 
the Right Reverend James DeWolf Perry, Bishop 
of Rhode Island, officiating. 

Mr. Bates was born at Blackstone, Mass., July 
27, 1843, the son of Laban and Lydia Comstock 
Bates. He was educated in the schools at Black- 
stone, Uxbridge and Waipole, Mass., and Provi- 
dence, R. L At the completion of his studies he 
became clerk in his father's store at Blackstone, 
but came to Providence in 1868 where he became 
a partner in the Comstock provision and pork 
packing house. In 1880, associated with his 
cousin, Louis H. Comstock, he bought out the firm 
and established it anew as Comstock & Co., of 
which firm he was a member at his death. For 
forty-five years he and Mr, Comstock have been 
partners in business. 

Matters of public welfare have always attract- 
ed his interest, as is shown by his service as a 

stock Bates 
trustee of several hospitals and other public in- 
stitutions. His especial interest, however, has 
been in art, and his gifts to the School of Design 
are considered worth more than $50,000. As a 
director of the Providence Art Club, his interest 
was stimulated and he began the accumulation 
of canvasses by famous artists which has de- 
veloped into his most valuable collection. 

Mr. Bates was one of the organizers of the Bates 
Association, always at its meetings and interest- 
ed in its work. He is a descendant of Clement 
Bates of Hingham, through the following line; 
Clement \ Joseph-. Joshua,^ Isaac S Laban ', Eli' , 
Laban", Isaac Comstock Bates'. He married Miss 
Emily Mansfield, of Millville, Mass., October 27, 
1870, who died September 18, 1904, being instant- 
ly killed by the running away of a horse. They 
had no children. All who have attended the 
meetings of our Association will miss his genial 
presence and share the sorrow of his moufiiing 

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Alanson Bates 

Alanson Bates died at the home of his 
daughter in Providence, R. I., Nov. 23, 19^2, 
at the age of 94 years, 1 month and 5 days. 

Mr. Bates was born in BelUngham, Mass. 
Oct. 18, 18^8 and was the son of Ezekiel' 
(Ezekiel, Isaac', Joshua, Joseph'. Clem- 
enV) and his second wife, Sabra Adams, 
daughter of Gen. EUakim Adams. 

Alanson was the second of three boys. 
He made his home in BeiUngham and 
after his wife's death, in 1906, he went to 
Providence to live with his daughter Sa- 
bra (Mrs. Henry C. G. Clark), but he kept 
his residence in Bellingham, having a 
room furnished in the old homestead, and 
came home to vote for town as well as 
State officers, as long as his strength 
would permit. 

In his younger days, he intended to be 
a teacher and studied for that work and 
did teach a while, but at the death of his 
father considerable real estate was left the 
widow and the three boys. The oldest son 

having left home, the other two conducted 
the farming. 

He married comparatively late in life, 
his first wife being Maria M. (Burr) Bates, 
in 1855 the widow of Albert G. Bates, son 
of Elijah', Ezekiel', who had three child- 

Mrs. Bates dying in 1858, he married in 
1860 Julia M. (Brown) Rhodes, widow of 
Albert Rhodes and daughter of James 0. 
Brown. The second wife had one daugh- 
ter. To this marriage a daughter, Sabra 
Josephine was born Oct. 1, 1861. If not 
many children of his own, a good number 
to call him father. 

He served three years as Selectman of 
the Town, 1861,. 1864, 1865. This was at 
a time when the Selectmen had work to 
do, to raise men and find money to pay 
them to enlist in the Civil war. 

In politics he was a RepubUcan, but con- 
servative, looking for the best men as he 
regarded them. 

He has enjoyed life during these late 
years, keeping his interest in all the topics 
of the day and has looked forward to the 
Christmas and birthday reception which 
his daughter has planned for him since 
he became 90 vears old. 

He was in his usual health until about 
three weeks before his death. He got a 
little cold and the grip set in, developing 
into pneumonia, from which he died. 

Henry A. Whitney, Bellingham, Mass. 

The Escape and Suicide of 
John Wilkes Booth. 

The Secretary has recently received a 
copy of the above book from the author. 
Finis L Bates of Memphis, Tenn. The 
book gives startling proof of the fact that 
Booth was not killed, as was supposed, but 
escaped and was identified by the writer 
and others at various places in the West, 
and that when near death he confessed 
that he was John Wilkes Booth, the assas- 
sin of President Lincoln. The evidence 
presented seems to be incontrovertible. 

The Bates Association has received an 
invitation from the officials of the Paucuna 
Exposition to hold the meeting of 1915 at 
San Francisco. 

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Bates Marriages 

At Whitman, Mass.,' April 2nd, 1912, 
Charles F. Torrey and Mrs. Caroline Lewis 
Bates-Danforth, of Whitman. 

At Hingham, Mass., Nov. 28th, 1912. 
Elmer Barnard Bates, of Weymouth, and 
Miss Ellen E. Burke, of Hingham. 

At Newcastle, N. Y., Nov. 28th, 1912. 
George Creel, of Denver, Colo., and Blanche 
Bates, the famous actress. 

At Braintree, Mass., Jan. 12th, 1913, 
Mansfield A. Belyea and Miss Elva Spen- 
cer Bates, daughter of Henry S. Bates. 

At Stamford, South Dakota, March 1st, 
1913, George Robertson Davidson and 
Nancy Calista Bates. 

The bride is a daughter of Chauncey T. 
and Frances Herrick Bates, of Stamford, 
Sj. Dakota, and grand-daughter of the late 
John Bates, of Monticello, Iowa, of the 
Clement line. 

Mr. and Mrs. Davidson sailed from New 
York City, March 8th, on the "Cameronia" 
for a tour through Scotland and England. 

The Lydd Church Organ. 

A communication has been received 
from Arthur Finn, author of the Records 
of Lydd, suggesting that the Bates Family 
in America unite in some memorial in the 
church in behalf of the Bates ancestors of 
Lydd. The suggestion is made that the 
organ, now some thirty years old, needs 
renovation at an estimated cost of £500. 
Mr. Finn has been the organist for thirty 
years. This matter will be presented at 
the next annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion, but, meanwhile, if any who trace 
back to the Lydd ancestry wish to assist 
in this work, the treasurer will receive and 
forward such contribution. 

Bates Deaths 

Mrs. Fannie Bates Pound died at Linden, Cal.. 
May 1, 1912, aged 83 years. She was the daugh- 
ter of Capt. Jacob and Sally Bates, of Dudley, 

C. Francis Bates died at Belle Island. Conn., 
Aug. 2, 1912, aged 87 vears. He was president of 
the firm of Martin Bates, Jr. &. Cj., of New York 

Capt. Martin A. Humphrey, of Hingham, hus- 
band of Mrs, Mary V. Humphrey, a member of 
the Bates Association, died Dec. 14, 1912, aged 
75 years. 

Amos E. Bates, formerly of Hingham, died at 
Dorchester, Dec. 16, 1912,.aged 71 years. 

Dr. William Marston Bates, of Salem, Mass., 
died Dec. 16, 1912, aged 97 years. He was born 
at Petersburg, N. Y., and educated at Waterville, 

Frank C. Bates, of Somersworth, N. H., died 
Dec. 16, 1912. 

Helen M. Bates, widow of George Bates, fonner- 
ly of Cambridge, died at Abington, Dec. 30, 1912. 
aged 71 years. 

Mary C. Bates, wife of Lorenzo Bates, of South 
Hingham, Mass., died Jan. 25, 1913, aged 68 years. 

Emma B. Bates, daughter of George B. and 
Emma P. Bates, died at Duxbury, Mass., Feb. 7, 
1913, aged 39 years. 

George S. Bates died at Pierpont, Ohio, March 
14, 1913, aged 66 years. He was born at Say- 
brook, Ohio. 

Horace E. Bates died at Cleveland, Ohio, March 
28, 1913, aged 52 years. 

Mrs. Lovina Bates Eldridge died at her home 
in Ashfield, Mass., Feb. 16, 1913, aged 62 years. 
She was the daughter of Philander Bates of Cum- 
mington and of the Clement line. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Bates, widow of Henry Bates, 
formerly of Newton, Mass., died at Brookiine, Feb. 
17. 1913. 

Mrs. Fannie S. Whiting-Bates, wife of William 
F. Bates.of Hanover, Mass., d;ed at Hanover. Feb. 
12, 1913, aged 52 years. 

Mrs. Alma Cool King died at St. Mary's Hos- 
pital, Kansas City. Mo., Feb. 28, 1913, aged 62 
years. Wife of Charles C. King, of Glasco, Kas., 
daughter of the late Joseph and Nancy Bates 
Cool, and niece of the late John Bates, of Monti- 
cello, Iowa, and of the Clement line. 

Edward Deacon, a member of this Association 
died at Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 28, 1912. He was 
interested in benealogy and History, having pub- 
lished several valuable books, among them "'Bates 
Bears and Bunker Hill," a condensed statement 
of Lydd records with a consideration of the 
question of what Bates was killed at Bunker Hill. 

Jedediah Dwelley died at Hanover, Mass., Dec. 
15, 1912. He was the author of the History of 
Hanover, which contains so much valuable Bates 

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President - Gardner Bates, Charlestown. Mass. 
Vice Presidents— Albert C. Bates, Hartford, Conn. 
, Walter L. Bates, South Wey- 

' mouth, Mass. 

Everett A. Bates, Springfield, 
Clerk and Treasurer — Rev. Newton W. Bates, 

Austinburg, Ohio. 
Historian — Frank A. Bates, South Braintree, 

Life Membership Ten Dollars. 

Annual Membership One Dollar. 

Single Copies of BULLETIN Twenty-Five Cents. 

Annual Meeting at Charlestown. 

By invitation of President Gardner 
Bates the next meeting of The Bates 
Association will be Jield at Charlestown, 
Mass. This will be a convenient location, 
with many places of historic interest in 
easy reach, some of which are afsociated 
with the Bates name, as one Jonathan 
Bates was killed in the battle of Bunker 
Hill, while tradition says that a Bates 
was a member of the Boston Tea Party. 
The meeting will probably be held the 
first week of August, the exact date and 
details of the program will be announced 

Correction of Hartland, Conn., Records 

Two errors in the Bulletin of Sept. 1912 
need correction. Howell Bates died Dec. 
31, 1896. Abigail, widow of Howell Bates, 
died aged 80 years. 

A Bates Reunion at Caldwell, Ohio. 

A reunion of the Bates Family of Cald- 
well, Ohio and vicinity will be held on 
September 16, 17 and 18, 1913. On the 
17th a banquet is to be served. Members 
of the Bates Family of any line are cor- 
dially invited. Address Rev. D. M. Bates, 
Caldwell, Ohio. 

John Bates. 

John Bates, a member of the Bates 
Association, died at his home in Monti- 
cello, Iowa, Dec. 23, 1912, aged 79 years. 
He was a son of Thomas', (Jacob, Isrciei\ 
Jacob\ Joshua', Joseph', Clement', of 
Hingham, Mass.) He was born at Oppen- 
heim, Fulton Co., N. Y., April 25, 1833. re- 
moving to Iowa in 1854, where he has 
since resided. Mr. Bates was a veteran of 
the Civil war, a member of Company C, 
Second Iowa Volunteer Infantry; wounded 
and taken prisoner at Macon, Ga., spend- 
ing a few weeks in Andersonville prison. 

He married Dec. 28, 1865, Miss Helen 
Thompson, a native of Delaware County, 
N. Y., who survives him. Two sons also 
survive him, Chauncey T. Bates, of Stam- 
ford, South Dakota, and Charles E. Bates, 
of Wayne township, Iowa. Mr. Bates has 
been a, holding several township 
ofRces, a member of the county board of 
supervisors, and has been held in high 
esteem by all who have known him. 

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The Anchor Tave 

The Anchor Tavern was for many years 
one of the famous old houses of Hiagham, 
and was closely connected with our Bates 
history. It was locally known as the 
"Caleb Bates House" and traditionally was 
the original Clement Bates house. Some 
authorities say that the house was erected 
by Caleb Bates' (Joseph", Clement^), 
others say that it was erected in 1760 by 
Caleb Bates\ who was the son of Calebs 
Whoever was the builder, the house stood 
on the original five acres owned by Clem- 

rn, Hingham, Mass. 

ent Bates. When Lafayette was at Hing- 
ham, in 1778, he lodged in this house. 
Gov. John A. Andrew occupied the house 
for several seasons as a summer residence. 
The original sign board, on which is paint- 
ed an anchor, is still in existence. The 
building was taken down April 1883, (one 
correspondent says 1886), and a new 
house built by William 0. Lincoln, whose 
son still owns the place. 

We very much desire proof as to the 
builder and date of erection of this house. 

Edward of Weymouth and 

Edward of 

We clip the following from the Boston 
Transcript of September 4, 1912, as pre- 
senting one side of the Edward problem. 
We shall be glad to have a further dis- 
cussion of the subject: 

Edward Bates of Boston seems to have 
been a different man from Deacon Ed- 
ward of Weymouth as it appears certain 
that the latter was a resident at Wey- 
mouth as early as 1639 and lived there 
till his death in 1686. I have the follow- 
ing items about Edward of Boston: "Ed- 
ward Baytes and Anthony Harker, our 
brother Thomas Leveritts menservants'* 
were members of the First Church in 

November, 1636; as a follower of Mrs. 
Hutchinson, Edward Bates was disarmed 
November 29, 1637: he was granted on 
June 12, 1637, fourteen acres at Pullen 
Point Neck, and on March 25, 1639, was 
selected with John "Audlyn" to complete 
the corn-field fence at xMuddy River. 

March 30, 1640, Boston records say "It 
is agreed that Edward Baytes (in regard 
of his absence at Isle Sables) shall be 
allowed six months to build upon his lot; 
otherwise he consents to leave it to the 
Town, bis charges being allowed to the 

"John, son of Edward Bates aged about 
14 days" was baptized at the First Church 
January 23, 1641-2, and for three different 

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Capt. and Mrs. Martin Van Buren Bates 

By the kindness of Rev. D. M. Bates, of 
Caldwell, 0., we present the above picture 
of the Bates Giant and his wife, with a 
man of average size standing beside them. 
The picture was taken several years ago, 

offences "our brother Edward Bates was 
excommunicated November 20, 1642" 
but "upon his repentance openly con- 
fessed" he was "again received into fel- 
lowship April 28, 1644." I tind no later 
record of this man nor any mention of 
his wife. The age of the son John seems 

Mrs. Bates having since died. Capt. Bate^ 
is seven feet, four inches in height and 
weighed in his prime 380 poimds. His 
history is briefly given in the BULLETIN 
of April 1912, as "The Largest Bates". 

to coincide very nearly with that of the 
Chelmsford John who was "about 13 
years old" February 1, 1656-7. John 
Bates of Chelmsford was surely not a son 
of Deacon Edward of Weymouth as 
stated in the Bates genealogy. G. S. S. 

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1. EDWARD BATE of Wevmouth. Mass. Born 
in England about 1603. Settled at Weymouth as 
early as 1639. Elder of the Church as early as 
1649. Wife's name Susanna. Died at Weymouth 
Mar.^h 25, 1686. aged 81 years. See Bates An- 
cestry No. 3. 

2. EDWARD, of Weymouth, born December 
10, 1655; died Aug. 21, 1725. Married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Deacon John and Alice (Phillips) 
Shaw, who was born Feb. 26, 1655-6; died at 
Hingham. July 6, 1748. 

3. JOHN, of Weymouth, born Jan. 16, 1685; 
died Feb. 1770. Sergeant. Married Alice, daugh- 
ter of Nicholas and Deborah { Whitmarsh) Shaw, 
who was born April 13, 1687. 

4. ABRAHAM, of Weymouth, born Feb. 29, 
1724; died Aug. 7. 1806, at Cummington, Mass. 
Married Jan. 1. 1749-50, Sarah, daughter of Peter 
and Patience (Gardner) Tower of Hingham, who 
was born April 20. 1732; died April 30, 1807 (?) 
at Cummington. 

5. THADDEUS, of Weymouth, born Oct. 8, 
1757; died Dec. 6. 1840. Married April 1. 1784, 
Hannah, daughter of James and Betty (Pratt) 
Humphrey, who was born April 15, 1758; died 
Oct. 24. 1831. 

6. WARREN, of Weymouth, born April 24, 
1786; died March 23. 1867. Married Nov. 21, 1811, 
Lois, daughter of John and Lois' Pratt )Blanchard, 
who was born Oct. 28, 1786; died Nov. 20. 1880. 

7. WARREN, of Weymouth, born May 6. 1813; 
died March 13, 1897. Marr ed Nov. 27. 1834, Har- 
riet N., daughter of Noah Vining, of Weymouth, 
who was born June 11. 1816; died Sept. 11, 1907. 
For many years proprietor of a private boarding 
house on Jerusalem Road, Cohasset. 

8. PHILANDER, of Cohasset, born Sept. 16, 
1836, at Weymouth. Married (1) April 15, 1862, 
Susan Caroline, daughter of William H. and Theo- 
dosia (Oakes) Stoddard, who was born June 20. 
1839; died Feb. 25. 1865. Married (2) Nov. 20. 
1887, Priscilla B.. daughter of Luther and Martha 
N. (Bates) Jenkins, who was born Sept. 8. 1839; 
died Feb 10, 1909. Representative 1880. Select- 
man, Assessor and Overseer of the Poor since 
1874. Dealer in boots and shoes and manufac- 
turer of custom work since 1861. Vice President 
of the Bates Association 1908-11. 



1. EDWARD, See Bates Ancestry, No. 6. 

2. EDWARD, ' •' 

3. JOHN, " 

4. ABRAHAM, " " 

5. THADDEUS, " " " " " 



8. ORRIN BRADFORD, born July 25, 1840 at 
Weymouth. Married Nov. 22, 1863. Susannah 
Lincoln, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth G. 

(Wolcott) Richards, who was bom Sept 29. 1842. 
9. WALTER LOVELL. born Oct. 11, 1864, at 
South Weymouth. Married Nov. 7, 1888. Betsey 
Olive, daughter of Oliver and Adaline( Reed ; Loud, 
who was born March 5, 1868. Selectman 1902-5. 
Auditor. For twenty years commission mer- 
chant at T Wharf, Boston. Now dealer in coal, 
hay and graiii. Vice President of the Bates 
Association since 1911. Three children. 




1. CLEMENT— See Bates Ancestry No. 1. 

2. JOSEPH -See Bates Ancestry xNo. 1. 

3. JOSHUA— See Bates Ancestry No. 1. 

4. JACOB, born at Hingham ( Cohasset ), Aug. 
20. 1710. Constable at Hingham, 17-:5. Removed 
to Attleboro. Was in Dudley, now Webster, as 
early as 1790, where his will was dated July 19. 
1790. but he lived near the Thompson, Conn.. Une 
and owned land on the west border of Lake 
(meaning in the Indian dialect, "Meeting place of 
many nations') and called "Webster Lake" for 
short-a locality stiii known as the "Bates Neigh- 
borhood " He died in Thompson, Conn., July 16, 
1795, and was buried with his wife in the Bates 
Cemetery near the southern end of the afore- 
mentioned lake. Married at Hingham, Nov. 19, 
1730, Mary (or Moiiie) Clark, daughter of John 
and Rebecca (Lincoln- Abraham Lincoln line-) 
Clark. She died at Dudley (Webster) Jan. 27. 
1798. Ten children, seven sons and three daugh- 

5. JOHN, bom in Hingham, Dec. 4, 1748. Pri- 
vate in the Revolution-Captain of the Militia- 
Called "Squire." Resided in Bellingham, Attle- 
boro and in Dudley (Webster), Mass., and in 
Thompson, Conn. Died in Dudley, Dec. 12, 1834. 
and is buried with his wife in the above men- 
tioned Bates Cemetery. Married in Attleboro, 
April 26, 1770, to Chloe Fuller, daughter of Ensign 
Noah (in Revolution) and Mercy (Cushman) 
Fuller, of Attleboro. She died at Dudley. July 1 1 , 
1825. Two children, sons, 

6. ALANSON. bom in Attleboro, Jan. 30, 1772. 
Captain of Militia. Called "Captain Alanson." 
Died in Webster v formerly called Dudley), Aug. 
22, 1845, and was buried in the Bates Cemetery. 
Married twice. His first wife was Comfort Rob- 
inson (married in Dudley. Nov. 18, 1790 ), daugh- 
ter of Ensign Silas (in Revolution ) and Susannah 
(Moore) Robinson, of Dudley. She died May 6. 
1814. His second wife was Levinia Brown, who 
died April 6, 1874. Fourteen children— six sons 
and four daughters by first wife, and one son 
and three daughters by second wife. 

7. ALANSON, born in Webster. Jan. 26, 1798. 
Died in Webster. April 12. 1873. and is buried 
with his wife in the Bates Cemetery. He mar- 
ried in Webster, Dec. 28. 1819. Betsy Keith, 
daughter of Thomas (Captain in Militia) and Ly- 
dia ( Robinson ) Keith. She died at Webster. May 
23. 1870. Five children, four sons and one daugh- 
ter, dead. 


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Everett Aianson Bates, M. D., of Spring- 
field, Mass., was elected Vice President of 
the Bates Association, by the Executive 
Committee, on January 3, 1913, represent- 
ing the Clement line, to fill the vacancy 
caused by the resignation of W. J. Litch- 

field. Dr. Bates has been identified with 
the Association since its organization, in- 
terested in its work and a contributor to 
the columns of the Bulletin. His ancestry 
appears elsewhere in this issue of the 

8. LORIN. born in Webster, Sept. 21, 1824. 
Died May 20, 1901, at Danielson, Conn. Buried 
in Westfield Cemetery (Danielson). His first 
wife was Lucy Mariaii Carpenter, (married at 
Putnam, Conn., Sept. 29. 1850), daughter of Dea- 
con Elliott and Mariali ( Arnold ; Carpenter, of 
Thompson, Conn. She died Oct. 24, 1863, and is 
buried at Danielson. Four children-a son and 
daughter living-two sons dead. The second wife 
was Maria Elizabeth, ( married at Danielson. Sept. 
19, 1866), daughter of George Bayliss and Lydia 
Carroll ( Woodward ) Stead, of Putnam, Conn. She 
died at Evanston, 111., Feb. 7, 1911. and is buried 
in Westfield Cemetery v Danielson). Two daugh- 
ters, living. Occupation, machinist and top-roil 
manufacturing. Resident of Danielson for fifty 
years; residence, 50 Cottage Street (corner Broad;. 

9. EVERETT ALANSON. hem at Danielson, 
Conn., Sept. 14, 1860. Graduated at Wiliiston 
Seminary, 1882; Yale College . A.B.) 18S6; Har- 
vard University ( M. D. ) 1890. House Physician 
at Mass., General Hospital 1889-91. House Phy- 
sician, Boston Lying-in Hospital 1891. Physician 
at Springfield, Mass., March 1892. Married at 
Springtieid. July 25, 1900, Ellen Ruih Bower, 
daughter of Daniel Lewis and Roxana (Lewis) 
Bowen. Three daughters, living. Appointed vis- 
iting Physician Springfield Hospital 1895: Asso- 
ciate Medical Examiner 2nd Hampden District, 
1898-1904. Medical Examiner 1904-11; Trustee 
Springfield Hospital; Corporator and Trustee 
Wesson Maternity Hospital: member of various 
Medical and alumini sociefes ard associations. 
Vice President of Bates Association. 1913. 

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Nehemiah Bates House 

The Nehemiah Bates house, located in Chesterfield, Mass., was built io 1772 by Nehemiah "' Bates (Solomon ^, 

Joshua -^ Joseph -, Clement ^ ). He came from Cohasset to Chesterfield about 17dl. Ntiar i<ie 

house stands an apple tree ^aid to have been brought at that time from Cohasset. 


One Voice. 

May God now make and keep me firrrj 
To speak and write tiie truth I feel J 
Men may ignore it— but the germ 
Trodden beneath the scorner's heel. 

May spring to power, some far-off day. 
And bless the nations with its fruit ; 
But, though my words were cast away. 
Though newer soil should give them root. 

Yet. will I voice — if idly heard — 
"What I believe, nor meet God's face. 
Like a base coward, conscience— blurred. 
Because I feared niy time and place. 

— Charlotte Fiske Bates. 

The picture of those present at the An- 
nual Meeting: may be obtained for $1.25 
f)om the Notman PhotDijraph Co., 3 Park 
St., Boston. 

Bates Marriages 

Oric Bates of Boston, son of Prof. Arlo 
Bates of the Institute of Technology, was 
married June 5, 1913, to Miss Natica Y. 
Inches of Boston. 

Miss Elizabeth Ballister Bates, dauarhter 
of the late Rev. Daniel Moore Bates, was 
married June 24, 1913, to Francis H. Gil- 
pin of Philadelphia. 

Miss Bertha Bates, daughter of Delos 
Bates of Madison, Ohio, was married Mav 
8, 1913, to RoUo Standish of Los Angeles, 



More New Members. 

We have now 147 Active Members and 
20 Life Members. We should increase the 
Active Members roll to tv/o hundred by 
the next meeting. This can be done if ail 
w^ill interest themselves in securing* some 
new members. The secretary will furnish 
leaflets and application blanks as desired, 
or will send literature to any whose name.s 
are sent in. Let us make this our- year 
of largest growth. 

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Report of th« Secretary. 

The past year, the sixth of the Associa- 
tion and the first under the incorporation, 
has been a good year in all respects. 


Our membership roll shows the continued 
interest of the members and the increas- 
ing interest of outside members of the 
Family, who are coming into membership. 

Our greatest advance has been in the 
increase of Life Membership Roll. We 
began the year with 14 Life Members, the 
total of our five years' existence as an As- 
sociation. This year we have added six 
Life Members to our roll. All of these 
had been annual members for some years, 
but, presumably, the incorporation of the 
Association roused a new interest, and, 
with this assurance of permanency, these 
six have paid their dues for life and have 
thus aided the Association, while benefit- 
ting themselves at the same time. The in- 
come from this source is what has enabled 
us to meet the unusual expenses of the year 
and yet end the year with practically 
the same balance as last year. 

Our Active or Annual Membership Roil 
is also very encouraging. At the time of 
our incorporation it became necessary to 
drop from our roll all members whose 
dues were not paid up to the time of in- 
corporation. This left us with 121 active 
members. Thirty new members have been 
added during the year, making a total 
of 151 active members during this year. 
From this 151 we must, however, deduct 
6 who have become Life Members, and 3 
who have died, leaving 142 active members 
today; adding to this the 20 Life Members 
we now have 162 members, a most gratify- 
ing showing. 

It is also interesting to note the localities 
from which our new members come, includ- 
ing Maine, Vermont, Washington, Oregon, 
Ohio, Georgia, Illinois and Missouri, show- 
ing the wide spread of territory to which 
our kindred have gone. 

Some of these new members are of our 
well known lines, either Clement or Ed- 
ward, but others know little of their an- 
cestry and ask our heln in tracing it. This 
we are often able to do. 


We have issued our Bulletin as usual 
this year, two issues. A change of printer 
has compelled a slight change in the make- 
up, a larger tvpe being used for most of 
the matter. We have, hov/ever, been able 
to secure the same rate as last year. We* 
have been able to use more cuts than usual, 
partly by the favor of members who have 
loaned them and partly by procuring them 
at our own expense. 

It is sometimes a problem for the editor 
to know just what matter can most wisely 
find a place in our Bulletin. Our aim is 
to iiave enough of local and present day 
itei:ns to make the Bulletin interesting as 
Farnily News; but we must also have gene- 
alog-ical data, and especially records, that 
have not found their way into print else- 
where. Thus town or church records are 
very valuable and we shall endeavor to 
make more room for them in the future. 

The ancestries have been continued, giv- 
ing the ancestries of officers and some Life 
Members. Eventually we shall reach your 

We made a new venture in publishing 
this year the index of our first series, i. e., 
the eleven issues of the Bulletin for the 
first five years. The work of preparing 
the index was a labor of love on the part 
of our historian, Frank A. Bates. Only 
those who have prepared such r.n index can 
appreciate the time and strength re.iuired 
in its prept^ration. For this we ov/e a 
great debt of gratitude to our v/orthj. his- 
torian. The cost of printing this index 
exceeded somewhat our estimate, bat no 
part could well be omitted, as all was so 
valuable. For libraries and for any 
searcher for Bates data, the index will be 
of great value. 

We issued also as leaflets the revised 
constitution and a leaflet on "Immigrant 
Ancestors." This last was issued because 
the officers of the Association have so many 
inquiries about ancestry. In many cases 
we can now answer such queries with a 
sentence and the leaflet, whereas we had 
been compelled before to write a page or 
two. Copies of this leaflet may be obtained 
from the secretary. 

We have added to our business, also, bv 
the publication of a series of post cards 
of Bates houses in Cohasset and Scituate. 
W^Mle the profits are not large, we feel 
that the venture has been well received. 


Our sale of pins has increased, giving us 
a small income from this source. We do 
not aim at any great profit, barely enough 
to cover expenses and ultimately to pav 
for the die that is used in m&king the 


Several members are availing themselves 
of the opportunitv to use the Bates arms 
on stationery. We still carry these elec- 
trotypes in stock at a nominal price. 


It will be readilv seen thit all these de- 
tails require considerable work on the part 
of the secretary. Thus in the past year 

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we have mailed about 300 copies of each 
issue of the Bulletin and the Index; 
mailed constitutions and ancestries to about 
300 more; mailed notices of this meeting 
to about 400 persons; sent notices of un- 
paid dues to about 100 persons, raakino: , 
about 2,000 items, besides an almost end- 
less number of letters, sending; receipts for 
dues received, and answering: inquiries. The 
postage bill of $22.29 shows the size of the 


Our Association has received an invita- 
tion from the Panama Pacific Universal 
Exposition to hold its annual meeting of 
1915 at San Francisco. It v/ould doubtless 
be pleasant for us all to do so, but sundry 
financial problems must first be considered. 


As noted in the last Bulletin, a letter 
has been received asking our Association to 
assist in the renewal of the organ in the 
church at Lydd as a Bates memorial. 
Whether we should undertake any such 
work as an association is for us to de- 
termine, but if any one wishes to con- 
tribute for the cause, the treasurer will re- 
ceive and forward the funds. 


Considerable interest has been aroused 
by the pictures of the Anchor Tavern at 
Hingham, which was in the last issue 
of the Bulletin, and which stood on land 
that Clement Bates first owned. The data 
of erection of the tavern seems to be in 
question, some regarding it as going back 
"nearly to Clement's time, others as of 
a much later date, built by Cileb Bites. We 
wait such further proof as may come from 
search of recordr. 


Three deaths have saddened the work 
of the year. Edward Deacon died pt 
Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 28, 1912. John 
Bates died at Monticello, Iowa. Dec. 23, 

1912. Isaac C. Bates died at Providence, 
R. I., Jan. 1, 1913. The Bulletin of April, 

1913, contains extended notices of each. 

Extrscts from the Minutes of the Associa- 
tion Meeting at Charlestown. 

The Bates Association, Incorporated, 
met for its annual meeting on Thursday, 
August 7, 1913, ^.t 10:00 a. m.. in the First 
Parish church of Charlestown, Mass., Presi- 
dent Gardner Brtes presiding. The minutes 
of the last meeting were read and ap- 
proved. Mr. J. Ross Bates of New York 
City was appointed auditor. A nominat- 
ing committee was appointed consisting of 

Frank A. Bates, Henry T. Lincoln, G. H. 
Bates and Mrs. Rachel S. Failing. The 
Association then adjourned until 1:30 p. 
m., meanwhile making a pilgrimage to the 
Phipps Street Cemetery, Bunker Hill Monu- 
ment and the Navy Yard. 

Reassembling at 1:30 p. m., a photo- 
graph was taken, after which President 
Gardner Bates gave an address of wel- 
come telling many facts of historic inter- 
est about the church and locality where 
we were in session. 

The report of the clerk and treasurer 
was given bv Rev. N. W. Bates, and was 
approved. Mr. Charles F. Reed spoke 
words of greetinor from the Reed family, 
and Mr. John Albree spoke in behalf of 
the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society. Miss Marion E. Starks gave a 
reading, **The Breaking Waves Dashed 
High," and later she gave a humorous 
reading. Miss Emily Bates of St. Peters- 
burg, Fla., sang "Lead Kindly Light." 

The By-Laws were amended so that the 
clerk might also be known as secretary of 
the Association. The sum of sixty dollars 
was set aside from the treasury as a 
Permanent Fund, the fees of Life Mem- 
bers to be hereafter added to this fund. 

The question of holding a winter meeting 
was discussed and the matter was left with 
the Executive Committee to act as seemed 
best. Mme. Roge (Charlotte Fiske Bates) 
read a poem entitled "One Voice."' 

The Nominating Committee reporting the 
nomination of the present officers for an- 
other year, they were duly elected. The 
secretary and the historian were appointed 
to prepare blanks to be filled out by each 
member, giving ancestry. 

Mr. Frank A. Bates gave his report as 
historian. Rev. C. H. Pope gave an ad- 
dress on "The Bates Family in Maine," 
showing their descent from the Hanover 
branch of the Clement Bates line. A let- 
ter was re^'d from Miss Lillian A. Failing 
at Lydd, England. 

A communication was read from Mr. 
Arthur Finn of Lydd, asking the aid of 
this Association in restoring the church 
organ in the Lydd Church as a Bates 
Memorial. It was decided that the As- 
sociation did not have funds for this work, 
but v/ould commend the cause to the gener- 
osity^ of individual members of the Bates 

A vote of thanks w"'s given to the of- 
ficials of the First Parish Church, the 
musicians, the reader, the local committee, 
and especially to the president for our 
entertainment, and the Association ad- 
journed, having held another enjoyable and 
profitable meeting. 

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Bates Marriages in Connecticut, 

1700 to 1800. 

The followin^^: records were sent to the 
secretary some time a^'o by C. W. Church. 
Waterbury, Conn. Gathered from various 
sources, they are of considerable value. 

Nov. 11, 1795— Theodore and Trial Redfield 

in Killingworth. 
Nov. 8, 1750— Nathan of Middlesex and 

Hannah Marione in Wilton. 
July 28, 1772 — Amos and Eunice Higgins 

in Chatham. 
Oct. 25, 1774 — Eleazer and Hannah Stock- 
ing in Chatham. 
Nov. 20, 1740 — Unis and James Mackall in 

July 27, 1800 — Isaac and Lucy Woodruff in 

Aug. 30, 1797 — Benjamin of Middlesex and 

Esther St. John in New Canaan. 
June 10, 1734— William of Warrick and 

Sarah Bennet in Griswold. 
Sept. 20, 1764— Timothy and Abigail At- 

water in Wallingford. 
Dec. 20, 1784 — Betsey and Lemuel Cooke 

in Wallingford. 
Sept. 21, 1775— David and Ruth Cheney 

in Portland. 
June 5, 1780 — IMiner and Lucy Hale in 

Oct. 6, 1784 of East Hampton and 

dr.ughter of Eiij?h Stocking in Portl-^nd. 
June 29, 1789— Abigail and Reuben Will- 
cox in Portland. 
Oct. 2, 1796— Hannah and Hilliard of 

Killingworth in Portland. 
Sent. 8, 1779 — A?ron of Hartland and 

Sarah King in Bloomfield. 
May 2, 1765 — Susannah and John Jones in 

Sept. 15, 1754 — David of Kent and Nelly 

Ousterhout of Dover in Kent. 
1761 — Isaac and Jemima Carter in 

Feb. 17, 1780— Nr.bby and John Harris of 

Ashford in Union. 
Dec. 10, 1767 — Martha and Joseph Bradley 

in Easton. 
Mar. — , 1790— Elisabeth and Samuel 

Woodkins in Easton. 
Nov. 1, 1768— Eliscbeth of Granville and 

Josiah Harvey in Hartland. 
Sept. 20, 1756— Solomon and Mrs. Hannah 

Squire in Haddam. 
May 26, 1757 — Martha and Elisha Cone in 

Jan. — 1758 — Daniel and Lucy Squicr in 

Dec. — 1768 — Elizabeth and Samuel Lord 

of Lvme in Haddam. 
Jan. — 1783 — Rebeckah and Auranah Hub- 
bard in Haddam. 

1789 — James and Mary Ventrees In 

Feb. 25, 1759— Elias and Tabitha Reed in 

May 23, ' 1771— Justus and Hannah Colcy 

in Redding. 
Mar. 26, 1774 — Mary and John Pickett, Jr., 

in Redding. 
Nov. 3, 1777— Philena and Samuel Ramon-^- 

in Redding. 
April 22, 1778— Ruth and Enos Lee, Jr., 

in Redding. 
Oct. 2, 1777— Marv and Samuel Norton of 

Farmington in Saj brock. 
Jan. 10, 1797— Polly of Haddam and Levi 

Southworth in Sav brook. 
Dec. 21, 1731— Celia and Elijah Crosby in 

Dec. 19, 1782 — Hannah and Pierson Crosby 

in Thompson. 
Nov. 26, 1789 — Patience and John Martin 

in Thompson. 
Aug. 20, 1783 — Huldah and Russel Brown 

in Thompson. 
June 10, 1793— Chloe and Thomas Elliott 

in Thompson. 
Feb. 19, 1795— Clark of Dudley and Esther 

Alton in Thompson. 
Mar. 16, 1726 — Hannah and Ephraim Jones 

in Westbrook. 
Mar. 4, 1729— Mary and William Bushneii 

in Westbrook. 
Jan. 31, 1760 — Nehemiah, Jr., and Mary 

Smith in Stamford. 
Feb. 23, 1709— David of Middlesex and 

Thomasine Knapp in Stamford. 
Mav 20, 1769 — Sarah and Jacob Hows in 

July 11, 1777 —Susannah and Epenetus 

Schoiield in Stamford. 
Sept. 18, 1768— Mary and Alexander 

Bisho 1, Jr., in Stamford, 
June 6. 1784 — Jerome and Mary Gray in 

Nov. 25, 1796— Jacob and Mary Lawrence 

in Stamford. 
Aug. 22, 1745— John 4th and Marthy Seley, 

both of Stamford in Darien. 
Jan. 22, 1745 — John 3d and Mary Ferris 

in Darien. 
Mar. 5, 1746 — Mary, daughter of John 3d 

and Thomas Sluso in Darien. 
Jan. 18. 1749 — S^rnh, daughter of Jc'.in 2d 

and David Sellick, Jr., in Darien. 
Mar. 19, 175.3 — Samuel and Anne Mora- 
house in Darien. 
Feb. 6, 1755— Elizabeth and Ezra Selleck 

in Darien. 
Jan. 5, 1757— Thaddeus and Sarah Stur- 

ges in Darien. 
Dec. 2. 1756 — Sarah and Nathan HubbcU 

of Norwalk in Darien. 
Dec. 3, 1767 — Esther and Elijah Reed of 
Norwalk in Darien. 

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Dec. 24, 1772— Sarah and Jacob Waring 

in Darien. 
Oct. 12, 1776 — Anne and Joseph Warring 

in Darien. 
Sept. 23, 1782— Polley and Joseph Scid- 

more of L. I. in Darien. 
Jan. 15, 1784 — Hannah and Jesse Waring 

of Norwalk in Darien. 
Jan. 1, 1786— Elizabeth and Epinetus Wat- 

erbery at Darien. 
Sept. 3, 1786— Lottey and Stephen Selleck 

in Darien. 
Oct. 28, 1797— Hannah and Samuel Water- 
bury in Darien* 
Oct. 28, 1797— Rachel and Samuel Pelton 

in Darien. 
Feb. 20, 1800— Eunice and Isaac Weed in 

Nov. 13, 1800— Selleck and Sarah Bates in 

April 11, 1771— Lydia and Thomas Cotton 

in Lisbon. 
Oct. 28, 1773~Elizabeth and Jacob Mott 

in Lisbon. 
Jan. 7, 1771 — Jonathan and Lidia Schofield 

in Darien. 
July 22, 1780 — Jane and Daniel Gorum in 

Oct. 20, 1771— David of Granville and Ruth 

Ward in Middletown. 
May 15, 1775 — Mary and Moses Griswold 

in Middletown. 
Feb. 12, 1787 — Susanna and John Becker 

in Middletown. 
Sept. 14, 1790— Esther and Russell Wood 

of L^me in Middletown. 
April 29, 1793— Sally and Rufus Hall of 

Wallingford in ^Middletown. 
Jv^n. 26, 1794- Abigail and Walter Gris- 

v/old in Middletown. 
July 9, 1799— Mrs. Anne and Rev. Thomas 

Wells Bray of Cohabit, widower, in Mid- 
Oct. 2, 1775 — Mary and Eleazer Brainard 

in East Haddam"^. 
April 19, 1763— Sybel and Jared Brainard 

in East Haddam. 
JuK- 8, 1756 — John and Phebe Clark in 

East Haddam. 
M;y 27, 1762— John and Ann Crocker in 

East Haddam. 
•Mav 31, 1794 of Torrington and 

Polly Kimberly of Winchester in Tor- 

Hec. 12. 1734— Kathrine and Jared Willard 

in Sa^ brook. 
April 19, 1758 — Pntience and Jedediah 

Griswold in S?.' brook. 
M; v 20. 1702— Honn-h and John Carter 

of Norwalk in Darien. 

Bates Marriages in Massachusetts. 

Dec. 28, 1768— Laban and Olive Wheelock 

in JMendon. 
May 22, 1771— Micah and Urania Thayer 

in Mendon. 
Mar. 4, 1752 — David and Lydia Gale in 

Oct. 17, 1771— Lydia and Thomas Holman, 

Jr., in Sutton. 
Feb. 12 , 1784— Martha of Mendon and 

David Chapin in ?.Iilford. 
Sept. 1, 1785— Thaddeus and Pollv Shat- 

tuck, both of Templeton in Athol, 
Nov. 16, 1749 — Joseph. Jr., and Eunice 

Tinkham in Middleborough. 
July 21, 1763— Mary and Israel Smith in 

Oct. 19, 1780— Sarah and William Cocb 

in Middleborough. 
Feb. 10, 1780— Samuel of Wareham and 

Susanna McFarlin in Middleborough. 
May 27, 1762— Obadiah and Ruth Pratt in 


Queries. ' 

53. Tradition gives an earliest known 
ancestor as William Bates who joined in 
signing the Memorial to the Council of 
North Carolina protesting against King 
George and craving freedom, etc. Is this 
branch of Virginia origin? William Bates 
had seven sons, Robert Patrick, James, 
Thomas, Elijah, Joseph. Henderson and 
Charles. Robert Patrick had a son, Henry 
Wesley, whose son, William Stowt Bates, 
Houston, Miss., desires to know more of 
his ancestry. 

54. Who can tell the ancestry of the 
Bates Family that settled with the Shakers 
at New Lebanon, N. Y., about a hundred 
years ago? Among them were William, 
issachar and Nahum Bates and two sisters. 
—A. W. B. 

55. Benjamin Bates of Haddam, Conn., 
was born Oct. 22, 1786, and married Rhoda 
Scoville, a daughter of Josiah Scoville, a 
Revolutionary soldier. Who can give the 
ancestry of this Benjamin Bates? — A. G. C. 

56. A Bates Family Reunion was held 
June 18 at Rising Sun, Ohio. The great 
grandparents of those present were An- 
drew and Amor Bates. A^ndrev/ is said to 
have had a brother, Adam, who had a son, 
Reason Bates. Who know^s the ancestral 
line?— IF. L. B, 

The annurl dues of one dollar are now 
pa: ;.ble to the treasurer. 

Members of the Association were pres- 
ent at the Ch^'rlestown meeting from. 
Florida, New York, Ohio and New Jersey. 

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President Gardner Bates. Charlestown. Mass. 
Vice Presidents— Albert C. Bates, Hartford. Conn. 
Walter L. Bates. South Wey- 
mouth, Mass. 
Everett A. Bates. Springfield, 
Clerk and Treasurer — Rev. Newton W. Bates, 

Austinburg. Ohio. 
Historian — Frank A. Bates, South Braintree, 

Life Membership Ten Dollars. 

Annual Membership One Dollar. 

Single Copies of BULLETIN Twenty-Five Cents. 

Where shall we hold our reunion next year ? 

Who can send us more ancestral portraits for 
use in the Bulletin. 

What about the winter meeting of the Asso- 
ciation ? Write to the President what you think 
can best be done. 

If you learn of a famous member of our Fam- 
ily send on the item to our secretary. Also send 
in deaths and marriages. 

A tradition came to light recently that George 
Washington was in some way closely related to 
the Bates Family. Who can show the facts ? 

Is there a cemetery near you in which Bates 
grave stones are found ? If so, kindly copy the 
records and send them to the Secretary or His- 

The Secretary has attended several Family 
Reunions the past summer but none has sur- 
passed our Charlestown meeting in the quality 
of work done and the real value of the program. 


57. Tradition says that three Bates brothers 
emigrated from England to Greenwich. Rhode 
Island, one removing to Massachusetts, one to 
Virginia and one remaining in Rhode Island. 
This Rhode Island Bates had two sons, Ebenezer 
and Joshua. 

Ebenezer had five sons, Rufus a Baptist min- 
ister, James. Walter, Ebenezer and Nathan. Na- 
than had four children, Hiram, born at Shafts- 
bury, Vt., Oct. 25, 1795, Caleb, Arvan and Alissa. 

Joshua had children, Thomas, Arvan and a 
daughter. Arvan had Philatus, Orlando and per- 
haps Rath. 

Who can give the early ancestry of this fam- 
ily.— P. T. H. 

A Bates Family Reunion at Caldwell, Ohio. 

A Bates Family Reunion was held at 
Caldwell, Ohio, Sept. 16-18, 1913. The pro- 
gram consisted of formal addresses, decla- 
mations, informal speeches and music. 
There were 108 persons enrolled, including 
ten from Oklahoma and three from Iowa. 
Another reunion will be held next Auj-^ist. 
This group are descendants of Ephraim 
Bates, who was born in New Jersey, May 
24, 1744. He moved to Fayette County, 
Pa., during the Revolution, and m 1808 to 
Noble County, Ohio. Tradition gives his 
ancestors as coming from Wales. Who can 
carry the ancestral line back of Ephraim? 

Our Permanent Fund. 

As noted elsewhere the Association has 
established a Permanent Fund of sixty dol- 
lars, to be increased bv the Life Member- 
ship fees that are paid in hereafter, and 
by such other methods as the Association 
may direct. This fund is to be kept until 
some occasion shall arise when we can 
establish some permanent memorials for 
the Family, either in the form of publication 
or monuments. We hope that many mem- 
bers will become Life Members during this 
year, and that all will work to secure Life 
Members from those who are not mem- 
bers of the Association, Push the work 

How Old Was Ann ? 

The following copy of an old record from early 
court files at the Couri House in Boston came 
into the possession of the Secretary some time 

" The deposition of Ann Bates aged 36 years 
or thereabouts witnesseth : it is 17 years and 
something about since I came over into New- 
England and then this deponent ariirm.ed her 
name was Ann Oldam and so continued until 
about 3 years after when as ye said deponent 
was married to Francis Bates of Ipswich which 
was in ye years 57 and farther SFtiih not. De- 
posed ye 2 1st of August 1670 

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How can we get the correct names attached to 
all of the persons in the Bates picture? Who 
can suggest a plan for identification ? 

Members of the Association will receive soon 
the blank that was ordered at the annual meet- 
ing. Get ready to fill it out with all that you can 
giveof your ancestry, wirh references to pub!ishf--(i 
genealogies or histories, together with all details 
that can be gathered from family Bibles or other 
records. The Historian needs this for our rec- 

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First Parish Congregational Church, 
Charlestown, Mass. 

The original title page of the record book of this 
church where our annual meeting was held gives 
its interesting history. 

"The Book that belongs unto the Church of God 
in Charltowne : which ciiurch was gathered, and 
<iid enter into church Covenant the 2nd day of 
the 9th month 1632." 


First Parish Congregational Church 
Charlestown, Mass. 

First services held under Charlestown Oak 1628, 
Rev. John Wilson preacher. Present organization 
formed 1632. No other spot in America where 
continuous services have been held as long. Rev. 
John Harvard, founder of Harvard College, was 
among the early pastors. Rev. Thomas Thatcher, 
from whom Thatcher's Island is named, was a 
member. Dea. John Larkin loaned his horse to 
Paul Revere for his famous " midnight ride.'" Dea. 
John Miller, a colonel in the Revolutionary army, 
carried the communion silver to Cambridge and 
buried it in the sand, during the war. 

Church building was burned during the Battle 
of Bunker Hill. Another was erected in 1787, 
and the present one in 1834, much of the ma- 
terial from the former one being used. The Old 
Bell from London has been recast three times, 
and now hangs in the tower. The Harris Chime 
■of sixteen bells, was added in 1868. Nine thous- 
and persons have been baptised by its pastors. 

The secretary desires to acknowledg'e the 
receipt of some valuable papers from Mr. 
Arthur Finn of Lvdd, England, giving 
•copies of Bates tombstones in the church 
at Lydd, and copies of wills of members 
of the Bates Family as far back as 1478. 
We hope to find room for the publication of 
some of this- material in future issues. 

Report of the Treasurer, August 7, 1913. 

Cash on hand Aug. 2, 1912 $ 92.87 

Received from Life Memberships.. 60.00 

Received dues from Active Members 134.10 
Received gift from Mrs. Rachel S. 

Failing 6.00 

Received for "cost of electrotype.... 2.00 

Received from sale of Bates Pins.. 20.35 

Received from sale of Bulletins.... 5.00 

Received from sale of Post Cards.. 4.34 

Received from sale of electrotypes. , 1.50 

Total $326.16 

Expended for the Whitman Meet- 
ing $ 3.40 

Gift to New England Historic 

Genealogical Society 25.00 

Two issues of Bulletin, $36 and S24 60.00 

Index of Series I of Bulletin...... 48.00 

Bates Pins 24.98 

Post Cards Printed 10.00 

Envelopes, Stationery and Print- 
ing Leaflets ' 28.90 

Electrotypes 14.22 

Postage 22.29 

Express, etc 1.75 

Badges for Charlestown Meeting... 2.20 

Total Expenses $240.74 

. Balance on hand August 7, 1913..$ 85.42 

Bates Deaths. 

William G. Bates of New York City died 
Feb. 19, 1913, in his 87th year. 

Marv Elizabeth Bates died at Brookline, 
Mass.," April 8, 1913. 

Helen Bates Gloudman died at Natick, 
Mass., April 15, 1913, aged 76 years, 5 

Helen Au.gusta, daughter of Arthur P. 
and Anna Bates, died at Allston, Mass., 
April 23, 1913, aged 7 years, 8 months, 
11 days. 

Meloma B., widow of Erastus C. Bates, 
died at Cambridge, Mass., June 14, 191S, 
aged 64 years, 7 months, 1 day. 

Hannah E., widow of Hulbert D. Bates 
of Canandaigua, N. Y., died at Rochester, 
N. Y., July 10, 1913. 

Edwin W. Bates died at Scituate, Mass., 
Aug. 7, 1913. aged 81 years, 2 months, 13 

Myra F., wife of Edwin Bates of Beach- 
wood, Cohasset, Mass., died Sept. 16, 1913, 
aged 75 years, 10 months, 21 days. 

Mrs. Ann Bates died v>t Canandaigua, N. 
Y., Sept. 22, 1913, aged 90 years, 1 month. 

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A Letter from Lydd. 

The following: letter to the secretary was 
read at the annual meeting, but will be of 
interest to many other readers of the 
Bulletin : 

Lydd, England, July 21, 1913. 
My dear Mr. Bates. 

^ As the time for the great family coun- 
cil is approaching, I wish to send a' cordial 
greeting and good wishes for the success 
of the gathering. You will be interested I 
am sure in my trip today. 

As I leave my friends in London this 
July morning and journey alone through 
Kent, the land of our forefathers and 
foremothers, I feel possessed of some of 
their independence, and \et though so many 
years have fled since they bade farewell to 
•the homeland, I do not feel quite like a 
stranger in a strange land. I have a pleas- 
ant traveling companion, a young English 
girl going to her own home in New Rom- 
ney, who knows Lydd well and thinks I 
shall find Lydd dull. But I have no fear of 
that. Hoping that I shall not mind, she 
quaintly advises me if I need directions to 
ask some one in authority, as a stranger, 
noticing that I do not speak English quite 
right, might take advantage. 

Chatting as we go, we leave behind 
London, still rather dull and dreary this 
morning, and pass into the country, which 
in many ways reminds me of our own Em- 
pire state; the men are working in the 
hay fields and here and there the good 
helping hand of a woman is giving aid dui'- 
ing the harvest time. The cattle are feed- 
ing in the fertile pastures and m^ore sheep 
than I have seen in Northern Ireland or 
Scotland are grazing everywhere. There 
are cherry trees a-plenty, with boys in 
their topmost branches picking and no 
doubt eating at the same time, and the ap- 
ple orchards, too, appear whose fruit I am 
assured is delicious. The hop yards are in 
splendid condition, and at last the sun 
shines upon the bright red poppies lifting 
their faces upward, Kent is truly the gar- 
den of England. 

Beyond a level stretch of peaceful coun- 
try Lydd appears to view, a great wind- 
mill apparently the most important feature. 
A winding country road leads away from 
the station. I am in Lydd at last! In re- 
ply to an inquiry, a be-capped and but- 
toned official smiles knowingly as he points 
to the road, saying, "You will not be likely 
to lose your way," and so I follow the broad 
highway. When once a tall, square tower 
familiar by description and picture rises 
before me, I feel at home. Straight through 
an old church yard, a wide path leads past 

the church to the front entrance with the 
great tower above. Grasping the great 
ring in the door, I would enter, but the 
old hospitable door is locked now, lest the 
suffragettes may do harm. ]May the old 
church be guarded well ! 

A word of inquiry and a step to the 
Mayor's house in a lovely old garden se- 
cure not only a great, black key but some 
gracious guides as well, who have a just 
pride in the old church. 

Standing for the first time in the sim- 
ple, noble edifice, dear to many a gen- 
eration of worship, I am filled with deep 
reverence. No need of the illuminated 
inscription to remember a prayer in a 
church so truly a house of God I The high 
vaulted roof, the pointed arches, and great 
pillars in white and the dark heavy beams 
combine to make a strong and noble house 
of worship. 

My good guides help me to lift the long 
strips of carpet laid through the middle 
risle and chancel to save the inscriptions 
and brasses from being worn away. On 
the very first tomb is a figure in brass in 
long fiov/ing rotes with hands clasped in 
front. Beneath is the inscription already 
familiar to you and the name of Thomas 
Bate. The brass is already worn on one 
corner so that the last figure of the date 
157 — is no longer clear. For this reason 
some families have removed the brasses 
from the floor and placed them on the 
walls of the church. As you know, there 
are other sl?bs with inscriptions of inter- 
est to the great familv of Bates, but they, 
too, show the wear of many feet in the 
march of time. 

The name of Bates is little known in 
Lvdd at the present time, but in the post 
office of La dd I v/as told that the post- 
master at Dungeness is named Bates. I 
saw the sign of Bates, the painter, in Ox- 
ford, 2nd in the Tate Gallei-y in London 
the nnme of Harry Bates, the sculptor, 

I would tell you more of my visit to 
Lydd if time did not press, of my luncheon 
in the old tavern, mutton with mint sauce, 
cherries and rich cream, slices of good 
bread cut from the great loaf on the 
w^ooden plate; and again of my walk to 
the artillery camp of the aeroplanes in 
the neighborhood. How modern a touch in 
this quaint, restful old town! 

Most cordipUv yours, 

Lillian A. Failing. 

We acknowledge once more a gift from 
Mrs. Rachel S. Failing who this time 
donated seven dollars for the work of the 
Association. May others follow her good 

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Report of the Historian. 

The duties of the historian of this As- 
sociation havins: never been accurately de- 
lined, it seems difficult to report as to prog- 
ress in the history of the Association. 
Very little assistance has been rendered by 
members, and it would facilitate the work 
of this officer if each member would for- 
ward him, at least, a sketch of his own 
family, that some sort of record may be 

Individually, a. search has been made of 
the probate and land registries of Suffolk, 
Norfolk, Essex, Pl;y mouth and Middlesex 
counties, in Mass., and transcript made of 
the whole or a portion of the records in 
these places, so far as they relate to the 
family. There is much more to be done 
in each of them when funds are available. 
In Worcester county especially is there 
need for transcription, as the surface has 
been merely scratched over. 

A careful search has been made in the 
printed vital records of the various towns 
of the state; available histories of Maine, 
Nev/ Hampshire, Verm.ont and Rhode 
Island, and some in Connecticut and New 
York. In consequence the historian finds 
himself in possession of over 10,000 Bates 
names, many of which are carried out into 
families, and some of them properly located 
into genealogical lines to the immigrant. 
There are numbers of unidentified persons, 
however, and if the suggestion of the his- 
torian is carried out, and each member 
sends in whfit he or she knows of the im- 
mediate family and their forbears, it will 
be possible to connect many others with 
their proper places on the rolls. 

Among the successful labors was the 
tracing of the descendants of one of the 
x'^bington emigrants to Maine. Edsell 
Bates, the son of Ebenezer and Marv 
(Josselyn) was born in Abington Jan. 17, 
1722-23. He v/as recorded as having been 
drowned about 1739 or "40. An Edsell 
Bates of Abington married in Scituate. 
Mass., March 23. 1769, Desire Hayden, 
probably the dauarhter of William and An- 
na (Stetson). An Edsell Bates conveyed 
land in Cohasset in 1780 (Suffolk Deeds 
139-64). An Edsell Bates bought Lower 
New Harbor Island in Casco Bay, North 
Yarmouth. Me., in 1791, and married March 
3, 1796, Rachel Hunt at Cape Elizabeth. 
He died about 1823. Now the name of 
Edsell is so uncommon that the sequence 
was striking", tut there was an uncomfor- 
able lapse of time since the birth of the 
child of Ebenezer and Mary. I found 
that Mr. L. Stetson Bates, on Feb. 16. 1846, 
had written a letter, giving, on ruthoritv 
of his father, Lazarus Bates, a tradition 

that Edsell Came from Abington and was 
the s:on cf Ebenezer, and had a brother 
Isaiah, a brother "Emerv" who married 
Jemima Randall, a sister Eunice v/ho mai'- 
ried a Brown, and a sister Hannah who 
married a soldier of Burgo\ne's army, aii 
of whom removed to Cummington, Mass. 
Also a sister Louisa who married David 
Nash and moved to North Yarmoutli.. 
Maine, after the Revolution. Now all this, 
with the substitution of Amasa for Emery 
(not a bad mistake by the way considering 
the lapse of time), fitted the family of 
Ebenezer (4) and Sarah (Gaines ), \vho 
was the son of Ejenezer and Mary, and 
brother of the Edsell who was born 1723. 

I now have no hesitation in stating that 
the line is Edward (1), Edv/aici (2), 
Ebenezer (3), Ebenezer (,4), Edsell (5). 
The point to be settled being: Did Edsell 
(4) die young and his brother, Ebenezer, 
name a son, born about 1743, for him; 
or was the record 1723 a misreading for 
1743? Close investigation may settle it. 
However, we have the satisfaction of add- 
ing to our Association two good members 
in the Edward line, in the names of Eben 
E. and Elizabeth Bates, descendants of Ed- 
sell, A full genealogy of this line will 
be printed somewhere as soon as it can be 

Another problem which has bothered the 
historians exceedingly was the ancestry of 
our esteemed fellow member, Judge Ed- 
ward Louis Bates of Bennington, Vt. The 
writer felt particularly sore that this one 
of our brotherhood, who had been exceed- 
ingly honored by his fellow^ citizens and 
feilov/craft, should have no honored pedi- 
gree looking down on him from the past 
centuries. Especially so, as the supposition 
was that he would naturally belong to the 
Edw^ard line. I believe that the Historian 
has solved the problem in the following 
line, viz: Edward (1), Edv.-ard (2), Eben- 
ezer (3), Ebenezer (4), Isaiah (5), Joseph 
(6), William (7), Edward Louis (8). This 
is no place for extended records, but the 
editor v/ill probably find room for the 
pedigree some time. 

Considerable investigation has been done 
on the origin of the Vermiont families, and 
some of them have been traced, but there 
yet remains a multitude to be placed. Rec- 
ords are sadly needed, and it is especially 
requested that copies be made of all pri- 
vate records. Bates grave stones, wills, 
deeds, etc. It takes no genealogical experi- 
ence to do this, and often a problem is 
cleared up by a single record. These Ver- 
miont records are singularly scarce. 

The Rhode Island problem is still a per- 
plexing one. I have secured hundreds of 
records from this state the past year, and 

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proper place in the lists. It is pretty clear, 
however, that nearly all, if not all, of the 
Rhode Island Bates came from emigrants 
from Massachusetts. 

While, of course, the records of the older 
families are of more interest to the search- 
er for his ancestry, it should be remem- 
bered that the Association ffenealoo;ists are 
also interested in the later g'enerations, and 
those who write them for information 
should, at the same time, send what they 
know of their own family. The follow- 
ing is not an exaggerated extract from a 
letter received: "My great grandfather was 
John Bates. I would like to know his par- 
entage." The historian has a record of 
over 125 John Bates; he sees from the let- 
ter that the querist comes from Kalamazoo, 
Oklahoma, or some other place. Perhaps 
he also has heard of the querist before, but 
how much time it would save if the writer 
had enclosed his or her own record so far 
as it was known. Considering that I re- 
ceive an average of one such queries every 
day, it is evident that my work is doubled 
by the carelessness or lack of considera- 
tion on the part of the one seeking assist- 
ance. Of course the liberal salary of the 
historian is to be considered sufficient to 
pay for it all. — Frank A. Bates. 

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Jacob Bates 

Jacob Bates (6). born Sept. 1776; died Feb. 22, 1859. 
See BLtes Ancestry No. 10. 

CUSE, N. Y. 

1. CLEMENT— See Bates Ancestrv No. 


2. JOSEPH— See Bates Ancestry No. 1. 

3. JOSHUA— See Bates Ancestrv No. 1. 

4. JOSHUA— See Bates Ancestrv No. 1. 

5. JOSHUA— See Bates Ancestry No. 1. 

6. ENOS, born at Beechwood. Cohasset, 
Mass., June 29, 1786. Married Jan. 24, 
1808, Sarah, daughter of Lot and Sarah 
(Lincoln) Whitcomb, who died 1857, aged 
76 years. He was known as Captain Enos, 
being in charge of brigs sailing to for- 
eign ports. He resided in his father's 
house, where he died March 1, 1848. 

7. LEVI WHITCOMB, born at Cohasset. 
Mass.. July 30, 1811. Married (1) Kuth 
Ann Bailey, at Savannah, Ga., March 9, 
1836, who died Nov. 1, 1865. He married 
(2) Mrs. Lucy Bailey Vandecar, at Balls- 
ton Spa, N. Y., March 2, 1867, who died 
May 18, 1903. He was a dry goods mer- 
chant at Savannah. Ga., for some years 
rnd later lived at Wallineford, Conn. He 
died at Ballston Spa, N. Y., Nov. 13, 1896. 

8. EDWARD PAYSON, born at Savan- 
nah, Ga., March 3, 1844. He married (1) 
Feb. 23, 1865. Victoria E. Porter of Wat- 
ertown, N. Y., who died Jan. 1869. He 
married (2^ Feb. 13, 1871, Caroline S. 
Bradley of East Haven, Conn. He studied 
mechanical and marine engineering, was 
employed in railroad shops and as engineer 
on steamship from New York to Rio de 
Janeiro, and later took up the business of 
heating and ventilating buildings. In 1869 
he took up his residence at Syracuse, N. 
Y., where he has been in business ever 
since. He is a Life Member of the Bate? 

Mr. Bates lived in Boston (a part of the 
time on Beacon street) for 14 years, dur- 
ing which time he was connected with the 
Christian Science Publishing Societv, and 
for several years its president. He wns 
also what is known as a first member of 
the Mother Church, the First Church of 
Christ Scientists, in Boston, Mass. He 
was a director in this church and was its 
president four different years. 

Mr. Bates is a life member of the Ameri- 
can Society of Mechanical Engineers, which 
society has their headquarters in the city of 
New Y'ork. This society sent Mr. Bates to 
Europe as a delegate several times to sit 
in convention with European societies. He 
is also a member of the Naval Architects 
and Marine Engineers, with headquarters 
in the city of New York. This society sent 
Mr. Bates as a delegate to Bordeau, France, 

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dent for the United States at the French 

Two jears since the society sent him as 
a delegate to the Jubilee Congress of the 
English Society of Naval Architects and 
Marine Engineers which convened in Lon- 





1. CLEMENT— See Bates Ancestry No 


2. JOSEPH— See Bates Ancestry No. 8 

3. JOSHUA— See Bates Ancestry No. 8 

4. JACOB— See Bates Ancestry No. 8 

5. ISRAEL, born at Hingham, Mass. 
April 15, 1753. Married at Attleboro 
Mass., Jan. 27, 1774, Mary Cooper, who 
died at Barre, N. Y., April 29, 1830. He 
died at Barre, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1844. He 
was a farmer. Soldier in the Revolution. 
Removed to Oppenheim, N. Y., March 17, 

6. JACOB, born Sept. 1776; died at St. 
Johnsville, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1859. He mar- 
ried (1) Lydia Barnes, at Woodstock, 
Conn., daughter of Rev. Thomas and Mary 
Barnes, who died about 1813 at Oppenheim, 
N. Y. He married (2) Mrs. Pollv Peck, 
about 1815, who died March 4, 1862. He 
moved from Woodstock, Conn., 1799, and 
settled near Little Falls, N. Y. He was in 
the war of 1812, stationed at Sackett's 
Harbor, N. Y. 

7. THOMAS, born at Oppenheim, N. Y., 
March 23, 1800; died at Fort Plain, N. Y., 
F'eb. 28, 1874. He married, 1824, Eliza- 
beth Wood, daughter of John and Sarah 

(Howe) Wood, who died Oct. 4, 1870, at 
Anamosa, Iowa. They moved from St. 
Johnsville. N. Y., to Langworthy, Iowa, 
April, 1853. 

8. MARY, born at Opnenheim, N. Y., 
July 26, 1829; died at Fort Plain, N. Y., 
May 7, 1875. She married (1) Nov. 21, 
1850, Gabriel Smith, who died Aug. 2, 1853. 
She married (2) Reuben Failing, v/ho died 
at Fort Plain, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1879. 

9. RACHEL SMITH, born at St: John=^- 
ville, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1852. She married 
Sept. 22, 1869, Adam L. Failing, at Fort 
Plain, N. Y., where thev reside. 

at Fort Plain, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1876. Was 
graduated from Clinton Liberal Institute, 
Fort Plain, 1892, and from Evelyn College, 
Princeton. N. J., 1897. Teacher. Resides 
at Fort Plain. She is a Life Member of 
the Bates Association. 




1. CLEMENT— See Bates Ancestry No. 


2. JOSEPH— See Bates Ancestry No. 


3. JOSHUA— See Bates Ancestry No. 


4. JACOB— See Bates Ancestrv No. 10. 

5. ISRAEL— See Bates Ancestry No. 10. 

6. JACOB— See Bates Ancestrv No. 10. 

7. RACHEL, born June 11, 1796; died 
Oct. 24, 1859. She married March 10, 
1816, Bryant White, who died May 29, 
1865, aged 73 years, 9 months. 

8. LUCINDA WHITE, born at Barre, N. 
Y., Dec. 11, 1822. She married June 30, 
1846, Rev. John Stanlev Brown, who died 
at Richmond, N. Y., March 23, 1855. For 
many years she was a teacher in Clinton 
Liberal Institute, at Clinton, Oneida Co., 
N. Y. She has resided, since 1878, at 
Akron, Ohio, where she is populariy known 
as "Aunty Brown." Her ninety yeais rest 
lightly upon her. 

Mks- Luqnda White Brown 

Aunty Brown," of Akron. Ohio, aged ninety years. 
See Bates Ancestry No, 11. 

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A Bates Cousin 

Miss Judith Bates, of Chesterfield, Mass., driving her " Jim Dandy " steer. 

Elizabeth Bates of Haddam, Conn. 

The following study of the identity and rela- 
tionship of Elizabeth Bates of Haddam, Conn., 
comes to us from iVIr. Simeon M. Fox of Manhat- 
tan, Kansas, who nas studied the problem for 
several years. 

An East Haddam genealogist is authority for 
the statement that " Nathaniel Beckwith's first 
wife was a sister of the Bates that married Eliza- 
beth (Smith) Lee for his second wife." 

Now the "Beckwith Notes," Vol. 6, p. 13 ; tries 
to identify the Bates who married EUzabeth 
(Smith) Lee, as John ( 1 ) Bates, Haddam, ■. west 
side), who married Elizabeth (2) Beckwith (sis- 
ter of above Nathaniel ), who at time of marriage 
was the Widow Elizabeth Jarrett (or Gerrard), 
with one daughter, Elizabeth, who about 1687 
married John (2) Bailey, of Haddam. It is easy 
to see since Elizabeth Beckwith had married 
John Bates, that the Beckwith historian, without 
much knowledge of the Haddam and East Had- 
dam Bates families, would jump at the conclus- 
ion that this first wife of Nathaniel ( 2) Beckwith 
was a sister of John ( 1 ) Bates, of Haddam. I 
doubted this conclusion asset forth in the "Beck- 
with Notes," and I have put much t"me on the 
matter, and I now feel sure that John Bates of 
Haddam had no second wife, but that wife Eliza- 
beth Beckwith outlived him. 

Elizabeth (Smith) Lee, was the daughter of 
Richard Smith, and wife Joanna Quarles, of 
Lyme, Conn., born about 1672. She married, 
Feb. 8, 1692, John, son of Thomas ( 2 ) and Sarah 
(Kirtland ) Lee. of Lyme, Cunn., born 1670. They 
had eleven children : Joanna, the youngest born 

April 28, 1715. John Lee died Jan. 17, 1716-17. 
John Bates, of Haddam, died Jan. 15, 1718-19. 

I have found the following conditions to exist : 
The said Widow Elizabeth ( Smith j Lee dweit in 
East Lyme in the neighborhood of Nathaniel , 2 ) 
Beckwith ; but she doubtless, as "EUzabeth Lee," 
married in Groton, Conn., John 2 ; Baiiey (Thom- 
as (1), as his second wife. Said John ' 2 / Bailey 
died in 1727, and it is likely that she returned to 
East Lyme and married 3) wiih one of the East 
Haddam Bates family, for the following inscrip- 
tion is on the tombstone identified as hers in 
East Lyme Stone Church cemetery : 

" In memory of Elizabeth Bate ye widow who 
died Dec. 17, 1761, in the 90th year of her age." 

I judge that she must have married, as his 
second wife, John (3 ) Bates : James 2. James 1 \ 
born in Haddam, Oct. 1686, and whose first wife 
was Hannah , of Hartford. 

A Ford Reunion. 

A Family Reunion is held annually in north 
western Ohio, alternately at Fayette or Berkey. 
of the Fords of that region. All of the group are 
descendants of the Nehemiah Bates whose house 
is shown on the first page of this issue. Xene- 
miahs son, Levi, had a daughter Fidelia, who 
married Charles Ford at Cummington. Mass., 
xMay 20, 1835. The family moved to Richfield, 
Lucas county, Ohio, 1850, where the descendants 
are numerous. Nehemiah s son, Asa, had a 
daughter, Jemima, who married Hosea Ford, 
June 13, 1833. The family moved to Fayette, 
Ohio, where numerous descendants prove the 
virility of the parental stock. 

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Series II Volume II 

APRIL, 1914 

Number 2 

Orrin Bradford Bates 

Death of Orrin B. Bates. 

As we go to press the sad news comes of the 
death of one of our most loyal members. Orrin 
Bradford Bates, who died at South Weymouth, 
Mass.. April 2i, 1914, aged 73 years. At the time 
of his death he was in attendance at the Annual 
Parish Meetingof the Union Congregational church 
of South Weymouth, where he died in the arms of 
his son. Walter L. Bates, a Vice-President of our 
Association. A heart difficulty, which had been 
a source of anxiety for some time, caused his 

He was descended from Edward Bates of Wey- 
mouth, his ancestral line, given in Bates Ances- 

try No. 7. of the April. 1913. BULLETIN, is Ed- 
ward { 1 ). (2), John '3). Abraham (4i. Thad- 
deus ( 5 ), Warren ( 6 ), 7 u Orrin B. ( 8 ). 

His early childhood was spent in Cohasset, but 
his later boyhood and manhood life was in Wey- 
mouth where he was associated with the firm of 
A. J. Richards & Suns, having been manager for 
several years. His wife and two sons. Waiter L. 
and Frank F. survive him. 

One of the organizers of the Bates Association, 
he has bean a regular attendant at the meetings 
and an interested helper in its work. As mem- 
bers of the Association we shall all miss h'm. 
and as friends we extend our sympathy to the 
bereaved family. 


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The Bates Family in Northumberland 
County, England. 

The following from Burke's Commoners, 
Volume I, pages 623-6 will be of interest as 
showing the antiquity of the Bates Family 
in Northumberland County, England, from 
which, possibly, some of the Bates name iti 
America are descended. 

The family of BATES has been estab- 
lished many centuries in Northumberland 
County, of high respectability. 

William Bates, Esq., of Bedlington had 
a son, James Bates, Esq., of Mi.bourne, 
living in the time of Edward IV, (1461-83). 
He bought land in Bedlington. 

1. Thomas Bates, Esq., of Orvington 
Hall, Northumberland, M. P. 1554 for the 
Borough of Morpath. He was in high favor 
with Queen Mary, v/ho wrote him a letter 
of compliment, Nov. 27, 1556-7. His son, 

2. Robert Bates, Esq., of Ivlorpath died 
37th Elizabeth. His son, 

3. Cuthtert Bates, Esq., of Haliiwell, 
married Elizabeth Ogle of Bebside. He 
died Feb. 2, 1692. Three sons, Thomas, 
born 1596, died 1638; Cuthbert (Capt.j fell 
in the battle of York, 1644, unmarried; 
John, died unmarried, 1599. 

4. Thomas Bates, son of Cuthbert, mar- 
ried Dorothy, daughter of i.Iark Erring- 
ton and died'l663. Sons Ralph, and Thomas 
who married Margaret Wilkinson of Dur- 

5. Ralph Bates, son of Thomas of Halii- 
well, br.ptized Aug. 29, 1613, died March 11, 
1690. Married Margaret, daughter of 
Thomas Chajtor or Challoner of Rutterby. 
Three sons, Ralph; IMark, born 1653, mar- 
ried Eleanor Pye, widow, died Aug. 23, 
1708; Andrew, born 1655, married a d-.ugh- 
ter of Matthew Whitfiald, no sons. 

6. Ralph B'ltes, Esq., son of Ralph, b.p- 
tized Feb. 16, 1646, drowned July 22, 1695. 
Married (1) May 29, 1677, Margaret, 
daughter of Robert Bewicke. She died 1680. 
Sons, Thomas, no children; Ralph, died 
joung. He married (2) July 31, 1683. 
Anne, widow of John Hedworth. Esq. Sons, 
William, no children; and Ralph. 

7. Ralph Bates, Esq., of Haliiwell, born 
Jan. 8, 1686. Married (1) May 6, 1714, 
Mary, daughter of John Bacon, Esq., who 
died March, 1723. He married (2) May 
20, 1725, Isabel, daughter of Richard Bates 
of Newcastle. Two sons, Ralph, and (Rev.) 
Thomas, born Dec. 3 1735, v/ho married 
Feb. 1770, Elizabeth Clutterbuck. He died 
Aug. 26, 1794. His son, Thomas (Lt. Col.), 
married a daughter of Sir Robert Waller 
and had two sons. 

8. Ralph Bates, Esq., of Haliiwell, son 
of Ralph, born May 14, 1730, died Aug. 2, 

1783. He married (1) Jane Mitford, no 
sons, and (2), 1762, Anne Ellison, sister of 
Henry Ellison. Sons, Ralph; Thomas, died 
unmarried; Henry, died unmarried; Rich- 
ard, killed on ship Argo, 1783; Robert, de- 
ceased; and Cuthbert. 

9. Ralph Bates, Esq., of Milbourne Hall, 
born Oct. 22, 1764 (Lt. Col.), died June 6. 
1813. Married Dec. 4, 1708, Sarah, dau^xh- 
ter of Rev. Nathaniel Ellison. Sons, Rulph, 
Nathaniel, Robert died 1807. 

10. Ralph Bates, Esq. (1836), of Mil- 
bourne Hall. 

Anns — Sa. a fesse engrailed or. between 
3 dexter hands couped at the wrist bend- 
ways, arg. 

Crest — A naked man holding in his dex- 
ter hand a willow wand. 

Motto-^Et manu et corde. 

It will be observed that the arms have 
the same design and coloring as those of 
the Lydd Bates family, tho separated from 
them by the width of the kingdom. The 
motto is the one chosen for our Associa- 

There are several possible ancastors for 
American families among the untraced 
sons of the above lines. 

Answer to Query 10. 

The following clipping from GENE- 
ALOGY is sent in bv a correspondent, ; 3 
shedding light upon the identity of Lydi i 
Bates, and also as contributmg to the solu- 
tion of the Edward problem. 

"From recent published documents an! 
inscriptions at Chelmsford ; nd Westford 
the following items throw light upon the 
identity of Lydia Bates. 

Edward Bates of Boston. Lincolnshire. 
England, came in the ship Griljin in 1633. 
with Thomas Leverett, £s his apprentice. 
He was a freemr.n May, 1637. John Bales, 
son of Edward Bates, v.vs baptized Jan- 
uarv 23, 1641-42, aged rbout fourteen d i" s, 
in the First Church, Boston. William (2) 
Fletcher (Robert 1), married, second, Lydia 
Bates, November 11, 1645, according to the 
Concord Registers, February 1, 1656-57, 
the brethren of the P^irst Church of Chelms- 
ford presented their children's names and 
ages as follows. 

Born to William Fletcher at this time: 
John Bates, about fifteen years old; Joshua 
Fletcher, twelve years; Lidia, nine years; 
Samuel, four years; Paule, two vears. The 
foregoing according to the Rev. John Fiske's 

John (2) Bates (Edward 1), married. 
December 22, 1665, Mary Farwell and hnd 
a fourth child, Lydia. John Bates, Si%. 
died April 17, 1722, aored about eisrhtv years, 
by his gravestone in Chelmsford, Mass. 

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A Lydd Funeral Sermon. 

£^y the kindness of Mr. Arthur Finn, of 
Lvdd, England, the Secretary has received 
ii't>pe written copy of a sermon preached 
;kt the funeral of Elinour Bate at Lydd, 
:»;'.»>. by Rev. Samuel Fisher. 

The title page declares that it is, "The 
Testimony of Truth Exalted by the Col- 
N fled Labours of that Worthy i\Ian, Good 
Scribe, and Faithful Minister of Jesus 
Christ, SAMUEL FISHER, who died a 
i'risoner for the Testimony of Jesus and 
Word of God, Anno 1665." 

The opening- sentences of the sermon 

"The BURDEN of the WORD of the 
LORD as it was DECLARED in Part:— 
,-\ND as it lay upon me from the LORD on 
the Nineteenth Day of the r ourth Moneth, 
2'*..')8. to declare it more fully by Word of 
Mouth (but that I was then interrupted) 
to the Multitude of People of several sorts 
then met at L>dd from several Parts, to the 
burial of Elinour Bate, after the Corps was 
put into the Ground. & before any of that 
service, v/hich was then done by others at 
; ppointment and Will of Man, was at all 

And as it lay upon me some two or three 
d;:ys after that, in flj^ing Role to commit 
it to Writing, and as it now lies upon me, 
in Obedience to God. not in Envv or Pas- 
- 'in to any, but in Pity and Compassion to 
vAl that shall happen to have a sight hereof, 
and for the Truth's sake, which the more 
men tread, the more they spread, to give 
it forth at this time to a more publick 

Fear, and the Pit, and the Snare, are 
upon you all, ye Inhabitants of the Earth, 
-nd it shall come to pass, that he that 
'^eeth from the Noise of Fear, shall fall 
into the Pit, and he that comes up out of 
the Pit shall be taken in the snare; for 
the Day of the Lord draweth nigh, yea, it 

!^ very near, and hasteth greatlv. 

Thtfrefore I Warn you all, in the Fear of 
'.hf» Lord (as I am moved to do) To look 
"•''il to yourselves; for there is no escaping 
for the Wicked in that Day 

Therefore, Wo, Wo, Wo, unto you that 
^Te Proud and Lofty, to every one that is 
iisi'h and lifted up. .". . 

Twelve "Woes" follow, of a similar char- 
•'Cter. including "the Covetous and World- 
H'." "The Luxurious and Wanton," "The 
Hirelings and False Shepherds," "the 
Thief." "the Idol Shepherd," "all Hypocrites 
•'/»d Painted Sepulchres," "the Daughters of 
>i<yn. of the Church, (so called) whether 
2^ England, Independant, or anv other," 
"Ail Abominable Persons of what kind 
*-^ver, whether Men or Women, Magis- 

trates, Ministers, or People." 

In closing he declares "I doubt not but 
I shall be a scorn to many of you for so 
doing; nevertheless, I have delivered my 
own Soul from that terror which would have 
been upon it from the Lord if I had not 
done so." 

A comparison of this with the customary 
funeral service of today will show the great 
change of the years. 

Possible Ancestors. 

The First Register of Saint Mary's Church, 

Bocking, Essex, England. 15o8-1639. 
Eduardus Battes & Agnes Westbie nupti 25 

Aprill, 1626. 
Elizabetha Bates filia Williami Bates sep- 

ulta 28 March 1617-8. 
Jacobus Bates, filius Gulielmi Bates sepul- 

tus 4 June, 1627. 
Johnes Bates & Em Saxbie nunti 9 Feb. 

Eduardus Bate Sepultus, 9 Jan. 1608 or 

Alicia Bettes uxor Eduardi Bettes Sepulti 

29 Oct. 1616. 
Anna Bettes & Eliab Marian nupti 3 Nov. 

Cacilla Bett et Johns Nillowes nupti 28 

Jan. 1599-1600. 
Edvardus Bet et Alicia Vinso nupti 24 May 

Matheus Bettes filius Mathei sepultus 10 

Dec. 1610. 
Eduardus Bettes filius Mathei, sepultus 10 

Jan. 1610. 
Jacobus Bettes filius Eduardi Bettes sepul- 
tus 22 Feb. 1616-17. 
Johanes Bettes filius Mathei Bettes sepul- 
tus 1 Oct. 1619. 
Johnes Bettes filius Eduardi Bettes sepultus 

16 Feb. 1623-4. 
Josephus Bettes filius Eduardi Bettes senul- 

tus 19 March 1611-12. 
Lettis Bettes & Eduardus Hodge nupti 24 

Julv 1623. 
Margeria Bettes & Thomas Howchen nupti 

14 Feb. 1621-2. 
Rechardus Betts filius Edw^ardi Betts bapt. 

27 Jan. 1604-5. 
Thomas Bett sepultus 30 Nov. 1622. 

Bocking is near Braintree, about seventy 
miles north of Lydd. Eduardus Battes. who 
married Agnes Westbie, April 25, 1626, is 
possiblv the Edw^ard Bate who becomes 
Elder Edv/ard of Weymouth, Mass. If he 
is a son of Edvardus Bet who married 
Alicia Vinso May 24, 1602. and who is called 
Eduardi Bettes in the record of Alicia's 
death, our Edward may have been born 
1605 as his gravestone record reuuires. 
While there is no record of his coming to 
America it is certain that many from that 
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The Bates Family in Virginia. 

The Census of 1790 shows in Amelia 
County; Abner Bates; in Pitts\ Ivania 
County, two Daniels; in Halifax County, 
Daniel, David, Fleming-, two James, Nathan- 
iel, two Samuels, Stephen, two Williams; in 
Fairfax County, two Edwards; in Nansa- 
mond County, James; in Albermarle County, 
Robert; in Stafford County, Thomc.s. 

Most of these can be referred to the 
known line of John Bates who settled at 
Middletown, York County, and who came 
over with the Abraham Peirsey Company 
in 1624. 

Among- other possible ancestors are 
Michael and wife Ellen, who came in the 
party of the Governor's men at James City, 
in 1623; and Nicholas, age 24, Richard, ag-e 
16, and William age 35, who came on the 
ship Globe, Aug-. 7, 1635. 

John, of York County, was born about 
1598, as he was referred to as being 62 
years old on May 24, 1660. He died 1666 
and his will v/as probated in York County. 
His wife was Elizabeth, and his children, 
Georg-e, whose wife, Mary, married as a 
second husband, Edward Brown, 
John, who died March 30, 1701, . . 

Ann, who married a Belbie, 
Alic€, who married a Deane. 

Georg-e, son of John, had his v/ill prob-ated 
April 24, 1677, and his children are recorded 
as James, John and Mary. 

Jsmes, son of George, wife Sarah, evi- 
dently lived at Skimeno, in York County, 
where his will w?s probated Feb. 7, 1723. 
He had land in New Kent and a mill at 
Skim.eno. His children were, — . ;. 

James, ' ■ 

Mary, who died before 1738, 
Hannah, who married Samuel Jordan, "son 
of Robert of Nansemond County Nov. 3. 
1738 — at the home of Sarah Bates, mother 
of Hannah." 

John, presumably a brother of James and 
son of George, had his will proved Dec. 25, 
1719. His children are, — 
John, married Susanna Fleming, 

Hannah, married Col. John Fleming:, 

He mentions Grandsons Fleming-, John 
and Charles Bates. 

John, son of .John, married Susannah, 
daughter of Charles and Susannah Flem- 
ing of New Kent. The will of Ch-^rles 
Fleming g-ives 500 acres of land in Henrico 
County to grandsons, Georg-e Bates and 
Charles Jordan. The wife, Susannah, mar- 
ried as a second husband John Woodson of 
Henrico Co. The will of John Bates, proved 

1723, mentions his uncle, James Bates. 





James, perhaps married Winifred Hix, 

Hannah, married Robert Easley, Dec, 23, 


Fleming, son of John, will proved 1784. 
wife Sarah Jordan. Children, Benjamin, and 
Thomas Fleming. Mentions Edward, Mary 
and Sarah, grandchildren, all under age. 

Benjamin, son of Fleming, will proved 
Jan. 16, 1804. Children,— 

Benjamin, : 


Mary, who married a Ratcliffe, 
Susanna, who married a Hockaday, 

Thomas Fleming, son of Fleming, born 
Nov. 1, 1741, married Caroline Matilda, 
daughter of Charles and Agnes (Parsons) 
Woodson, born Oct. 17, 1751. Children, — 
Frederick, removed to Missouri where he 
was Secretary of the Treasury and Gov- 

James Woodson, removed to Arkansas, 
Edward, removed to Missouri. Attorney 
General of U. S. Father of Gen. John 
Coalter Bates, U. S. A. (See BATES BUL- 
LETIN April 1910, page 11). 
Fleming, who had children, Spence, born 
Oct. 14, 1804, Margaret, Deborah, Daniel, 
Unity, Hannah, Edward, Flementine. On 
the banks of Hall's Creek, Northumberland 
Countv, Va., is a 'gravestone to Fleming 
Bates, died Dec. 26, 1830 in his 52nQ year. 

Isaac, son of John, will proved Dec. 14, 
1152, Albermarle Co. Had children, — . . 
John probably of Buckingham Co., 
Elizabeth. :; ,,. 

Granville Bates, a soldier of the Revolu- 
tion from Virginia, is supposed to be from 
the same familv. He had a large family in- 
cluding John, born Aug. 18. 1801; married, 
1823, Pollv Pelley; removed to Favette Co.. 
Indiana, where he died in 1871. They had 
6 children. He had a brother, Joel. His 
children include Granville of Chicaoro. John 
of Indiananoiis and Calawav of Fort Worth. 
Texas. (See BAiES BULLETIN A.pril, 
1911, page 7). 

William Bates married Mary Jones. He 
died and she married Nic^^olas. ?on of Wil- 
liam and Ann (Haite^ Mead, born Feb. 
16. 1752, at Roval Forest Park, Bedford 
Co., Va. 

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Edward and Jane Bates of Richmond Co., 
Va., had 

John, born April 15, 1735. 

Jane, born April 15, 1735. 

Edward, June 20, 1737. 

Sarah, May 26, 1741. 

Frances, Jan. 24, 1742. 

Thomas, Sept. 12, 1748. 

James Bates married Winifred Hix and 

Fleming, Nov. 22, 1747. 

William, Nov. 23, 1749. ^^ 

Samuel C, Mav 29, 1752. 

Stephen C, March 4, 1754. 

Daniel, July 6, 1756. ^-' 

All these are from the Register of St. 
James Northam Parish, Va. 


Dec. 4, 1786, Abner Bates and Susan 

June, 1781, Sally Bates and Solomon Tye. 


July 20, 1769, Anne Bates and John 

Dec. 6, 1762, Elizabeth m. Charles Noll. 
Consent of John Bates. 

1763, Ursula, dau. of John, m. John Wall. 

Dec, 1778, wid. Martha Bates m. John 
Lawson, Sr. 

In the Spotsylvania Co. Records is a note 
on sale of land 200 acres willed by Na- 
thaniel Saunders to Humphrev Bate dated 
Aug. 4, 1731. 

Robert Bates of Fauquier Co. m. Betsey 
Johnson, June 20, 1785. 

Most of above notes are from Vols, of 
the William and Mary College Quarterly, 
or the printed Virginia Records, and are 
furnished by our Historian, Frank A. Bates. 

Bates Deaths. 

Mrs. Abbie Bates Spellman died at her 
home in Westfield, Mass., Aup-. 7, 1913, aged 
92 years. She was born at West Granville, 

Mrs. Nellie E., wife of George A. Bates, 
of Painesville, Ohio, died Oct. 9, 1913. 

Mrs. Mary A. (Twiggs), wife of Edwin 
L. Bates, died at Boston, Nov. 8, 1913. 

Benjamin D. Bates, formerly of Boston 
pnd Bath, Me., died at Seattle, Wash., Jan. 
2, 1914, aged 46 years. 

Jonathan Bates of Boston, died Jan. 8, 
1914. He was a son of Martin Bates who 
founded in 1806 the house of Martin Bates 
& Sons. 

Mary M., wndow of Thomas W. Bates, 

oied at Taunton, Mass., Jan. 17, 1914, aged 
80 years. 

Mrs. Frances F. Bates, wife of Theron 
M. Bates, a member of the Bates Associa- 
tion, died at East St. Louis, Illinois, Feb. 
2, 1914. 

George D. Bates of Athol, Mass., died at 
his home, Feb. 6, 1914. 

Marion Louise, daughter of Lucian E. 
and Louise A. Bates, died at Boston, March 
10, 1914, aged 18 years. 

James H. Bates of Boston, died March 
19, 1914, aged 56 years. Burial at Lewis- 
ton, Maine. 

Miss Harriet A. Bates of Forest City, 
Iowa, died June 13, 1913, aged 77 years. 

Ancestry of William Wallace Sates. 

The BULLETIN of April 1912 contained 
the ancestry of William W^allace Bates. 
Recently the family have discovered consid- 
erable data which changes the hrst ancestor. 
The correct line is John Bates of Hemp- 
stead, L.I. (1), Joseph (2), Benjamin (3», 
John (4), Thomas (5), Stephen (6), Wil- 
liam Wallace (7). 

John Bates is first recorded in Hemp- 
stead, Feb. 4, 1663, and figures there v/ith a 
large family in a great many entries. The 
woman who appears to be his wife is men- 
tioned as *'Goddy Bats." The marriage of 
Sarah, daughter of John Bats (sometimes 
Bates) is on record. 

Joseph Bates, son of John, is called in 
the documents "Joseph of Long Island,' 
to distinguish him from a Joseph who c^me 
from New Jersey. He married Mercv Clem- 
ent at the meeting of Friends, 1705, held 
at the house cf John Hinchman. He died 
in 1734, and his will mentions Benjamin. 
ThonT'--'s. Jonathan and Abigail. 

This John (1) and Joseph (2) displace 
the Thomas (1) who was formerly supposed 
to bj the father of Benjamin. 

Copies of very interesting and valuable 
documents giving Long Island records have 
been presented to the Association by Mrs. 
Lindon W. Bates of New York City. 

Deatii of Mrs. Jane Marlett Taft. 

Mrs. Jane Marlett Taft died at her home 
at Burlington, Yt., June 30, 1913. She was 
a member of the Bates Association from its 
organization, and an interested correspon- 
dent, tho extreme old age rendered it im- 
possible for her to attend the meetings. 
She was a descendant of James Bates of 
Dorchester, through the Gibbs, Cromwell 
and Marlett families. 

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President - Gardner Bates, Charlestown, Mass. 
Vice Presidents— Albert C. Bates, Hartford, Conn. 
Walter L. Bates, South Wey- 
mouth, Mass. 

Everett A. Bates, Springfield. 

Clerk and Treasurer — Rev. Newton W. Bates, 
Austinburg, Ohio. 

Historian — Frank A. Bates, South Braintree, 

Life Membership Ten Dollars. 

Annual Membership One Dollar. 

Single Copies of BULLETIN Twenty-Five Cents. 

Our Next Meeting. 

At the present writing- the place of our 
next meeting- is not definitely determined, 
but it will probably be held at one of the 
ancestral towns southeast of Boston, early 
in August. 

The Boston Tea Party. 

A correspondent reports that he finds one 
.Edward Bates mentioned as one of the 
"Reception Committee for the Tea," m the 
Boston Tea Party. Who knows who he was 
genealogically? Were any others of the 
Bates name at the Party? 

Bates Births. 

Marguerite L., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Waldo Holmes Bates of Springfield, Mass., 
was born September 30, 1913. She is the 
second child. Her older brother is Ralph. 

Bates Marriages. 

Alfred H. Bartlett and Althea J. Bates 
at Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 5, 1914. 

Jay Charles Bates, of Savbrook, Ohio, and 
Alvenia M. BonnelL March 18, 1914. 

Death of Wiiiis C. Bates. 

Willis C. Bates of Canton, Mass., one of 
the organizers of the Bates Association, 
died at his home, March 2. 1914, He was 
born at Coventry, R. I. For many years 
he has been a lumber merchant in Boston. 

New Members. 

Since we published our leaflet giving our 
list of members the following new members 
have been recei/ed: 

Life Members. 
Frederick Orlando Bates, 176 Palmer Ave., 

West, Detroit, Mich. 
Arthur Lee Bates, 95 West St., Portland, 

William Nickerson Bates, 220 St. Mark's 

Square, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Active Members. 
Stanley Edward Bates, South Yarmouth, 

Miss Julia Lucretia Avery, 103 Thompson 

St., Springfield, Mass. 
William Bates Knickerbocker, Jr., Jackson, 

Charles Lynn Bates, Winnipeg, Canada. 
Mrs. Rena Tompkins-Hamilton. Battle 

Creek, Mich. 
Miss Abigrail M. Littlefield, 60 Maple Ave., 

Troy, N. Y. 
Mrs. Alice Granger Clarke, 41 Taconic St., 

Pittsfield, Mass. 
Leonard E. Wilson, 21 Allston St., Boston, 

Mrs. Medora Bates- Wharff, 106 Oxford St., 

North Cambridge, Mass. 

Answer to Query 34. 

The ancestry of Elkanah Bates of Mans- 
field may possibly be determined from a 
deed, dated April 8, 1780, 'n which Solomon 
Bates of Attleborough sells land in Wren- 
tham, "being land given me by my father 
Solomon Bates of Mansfield bv deed bear- 
ing date of April 4, 1761." In the BUL- 
LETIN of Sept. 1909 Solomon Bates of 
Wrentham is found to be Solomon (4), 
Benjamin (2>^ , James (2), Clement (1). We 
still lack, however, the definite statement 
as to the birth of Elkan-^h Bates, provinT 
him a son of Solomon. Who can unearth 
the desired information? 

Answer to Query 55. 

Benjamin Bates of Haddam, Conn., was 
born Jan. 30, 1765, son of Joseph and Ruth 
(Lewis) Bates. Joseph was a son of Joseph 
(5) and Penelope (Parker) Bates, Solomon 
(4), John (3), James (2), Clement (1). 

You can get a good rolled 
gold Bates pin for one dollar; 
a solid ore for $2.25, or a 
cheaper one for fifty cents 
Send to the treasurer. Rev 
Newton W. Bates, Austin- 
burg, Ohio. 

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Joshua Bates' House. South Hanover, Mass. 

This house was built by Joshua Bates, the father of Mrs* 
Elizaoeth A. Fish, about IHM. Ic is located on Broadway 
at 6outh Hanover, Mass., and was the residence of Mrs. 
Fish at the time uf her death. 

Death of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Fish. 

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Fish, died at her home 
in South Hanover, Mass., on March 4, 1914. 
She was born at South Hanover, March 27, 
1838, in the house where she died, being a 
daughter of Joshua Bates (6), Clement 
(5-4), Joseph (3), James (2). Clement (1). 

She married January 18, 1860, Francis H. 
Fish, who died January 15, 1898. He was 
a soldier in the Civil War. Two sons were 
born to them; Earnest E. Fish, born Octo- 
ber 16, 1861, who survives her; and Charles 
H., born June 1, 1864, who died May 29, 

She resided in Hanover nearly all her 
life, for a long time living on Center Street, 
but moving to her old home on the death of 
her father. A picture of the old home is 
shown elsewhere. 

Mrs. Fish has been a member of the 
Bates Association since its organization and 
an interested attendant at the annual meet- 
ings. We shall all miss her and unite 
in extending our sympathy to the bereaved 

Death of Mrs. Esther E. Lincoln. 

Mrs, Esther E. Lincoln died at her home 
in North Scituate, Mass., on February 10, 
1914. She was born at Boston. March 17, 
1828, the daughter of Francis L. Bates ( 7 ) , 
Ambrose (6), Joshua (5-4-3), Joseph (2), 
Clement (1). She moved with her parents 
to Cohasset, Mass., in 1835. 

She married, May 5, 1850, William Lin- 
coln, Jr., of Cohasset. They had four 
children; Walter F., now living at Concord, 
N. H.; Henry T., of North Scituate; George 
C, of Prosser, Wash.; and Priscilia B., of 
North Scituate. 

In April 1864 the family removed to Mich- 
igan where her husband died. August 26, 
1864, and she, with the four small children, 
returned to Cohasset, where she spent the 
remainder of a long and useful life, known 
to her many friends as "Aunt Esther.'' 

She has been a member of the Bates As- 
sociation from the organization, but unable 
to attend the meetings in recent years. The 
Association extends its sympathy to the be- 
reaved family. 

The Oldest Bates. 

Miss Sally Bates of Urbana, Ohio, aged 
109 years, is probably the oldest Bates on 
record. A letter from relatives with whom 
she lives says that she is at present in very 
poor health. She has been a good Christian 
woman and has raised eleven children, left 
to her care by relatives. 

Her father, Samuel Bates, came from 
Mass., to Ohio about 1800 and settled in 
Champaign County, where IViiss Sally Bates 
was born. Her mother's name was Eliza- 
beth. Two children were buried in Mass., 
a son and a daughter, Sally Ann, in mem- 
ory of whom she was named. Ten children 
were born in Ohio, of whom she was the 
oldest. Their names are, Sally, Burton, 
(Rev.) Chauncy, Edward, Cynthia, Eliza- 
beth, Almira (JPine), Samuel, Martha and 
Richard. Thus far there is no record of 
what place in Mass. the family came from. 
Who can supply this data? 

One Voice. 

May God nov/ make and keep me firm 
To speak and write the truth I feel I 
Men may ignore it — but the germ 
Trodden beneath the scorner's heel. 

May spring to power, some far-off day, 
And bless the nations with its fruit; 
But, though my words were cast away. 
Though never soil should give them root. 

Yet, will I voice — if idly heard — 
What I believe, — nor meet God's face, 
Like a base cov/ard, conscience-blurred, 
Because I feared my time and place. 
Charlotte Fiske Bates. 

(We gladly renrint the above poem to 
correct an error that crept into it as printed 
in our last issue.) 

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1. Hattie Adelia, d. of Nelson and Lucy 

(Parker) Aug:. 

2. Nellie E., d. of George F. and Maria L Sept. 

3. Luther ( s. 

4. Elizabeth Elvira \ d. Clark W. and Amelia Feb. 

5. Emma Amelia, d. of Nelson W. and Luc v. .Apr. 

6. Thaddeus R. F., s. of Clark W. and Amelia Nov. 

7. George C, s. of George F. and Maria June 

8. Ella Jane, d. of Nelson W. and Lucy R. 

( Parker ) Oct. 

9. Everett M., d. of George F. and Louisa 

(Short) Feb. 

10. Simpson EInathan, s. of Nelson W. and 

Lucy ( Parker) Aug. 

11. Blanche H., d. of Hiram and Lillie 

(Hodges) Julv 

12. , F. W. and Ellen (Hackett) June 

13. James G., s. of Job and Marv Feb. 

14. Mamie Gurtwill, d. of Fred M. and Ella 

(Hackett) July 

15. Jessie E., d. of Job and Ella M. (Brackstt) Jan. 

16. Percy J., s. of Job and Mary E. (Brackett) Sept. 

17. Mary Emeline, d. of Job and Mary 

( Brackett ) Julv 

18. Alice B.. d. of Job and Mary (Brackett) . .Sept. 
i9. Robert Warner, s. of Job and Mary E. 

( Brackett ) \ Nov. 

20. Dorothy Sarah, d. of and M. Ella. Jan. 

21. Donald Fletcher, s. of Thaddeus and 

Carrie (Warner) riept. 

22. Clark Wellington, s. of T. F. and Carrie 

(Warner) Sept. 

23. Harriet, d. of T. F, and Carrie (Warner) .Aug, 

24. Elizabeth Marion, d. of Thaddeus Fletcher 

and Carrie Eugenia (Warner) Oct. 

25. Ruth Elvira, d. of Thaddeus F. and Car- 

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1. Elijah Bates and Betsey Dumming .July 6, 1803 

2. Norton Bates and Betsey Sweet February 15, 1816 

3. Martin Bates and Susa Willis August 29, 1815 

4. Seth Bates and Sarah Hobart May 19, 1822 

5. Fanny Bates and John Hazelton .' December 29, 1822 

6. Betsey Bates and Truman Curtiss March 30, 1828 

7. Calvin M. Bates and Elizabeth C. Reynolds August 30, 1832 

8. Luther Bates and Elvira A. Hobart July 10, 1836 

9. Marion E. Bates and Samuel R. Mansfield April 6, 1843 

10. Dolly A. Bates of Essex and Homer Porter of Colchester. ... September 11. 1845 

11. George Bates and Zilpha Dixon October 24, 1852 

12. Clara E. Bates and Lvman B. Parker, both of Essex. Vt September 8, 1853 

13. Nelson Bates and Lucy Parker, both of Westford, Vt April 30, 1856 

14. Lucy E. Bates of WVsitford and Cassius Austin of E-sex October 7, 1855 

16. Clark Bates, b. Essex, Vt., son of Luther Bates, a. 24, and 

Julia A. Stevens, b. Westford, dau. of Rial Stevens, a. 24. . 
16. Annie E. (Thompson) Bates of Essex, dau. of Jennie and 
Hepsa ]\L Thompson, J'nd M^rk B. Miles of Hinesburg. 

Vt., son of John F. and Fidelia Miles June 4, 1868 

Decem.ber 22, 1861 

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Frances A. Bates, b. Essex, Vt., dau. of Holman and Mary 

Bates, and Frederick P, Sawyer, b. Westford, Vt., son of 

Thadeus and Marion F, Sawyer December 31, 1874 

Frederick N. Bates, b. Essex, Vt., son of Holman and Mary 

Bates, and Ella Hackett, b. Colchester, Vt., dau. of James 

M. and Helen J. Hackett September 26, 1877 

Emma A. Bates, b. Essex, Vt., a. 19, dau. of Nelson W. and 

Lucy R. Bates, and Aaron N. Buzzell, b. Northfield, a. 24, 

son of John F. and Martha M. Buzzell November 3, 1886 

Luther A. Bates, b. Essex, Vt., son of Clark W. and Julia A. 

Bates, and Rebecca L Peck, dau. of Levi and Janett H. 

Peck : ; . . . December 10, 1890 

Thaddeus R. F. Bates, b. Essex, Vt., a. 26, son of Clark W. 

and Julia A. Bates, and Carrie E. Warner, b. Essex, Vt., 

a. 21, dau. of John K. and Hattie Warner February 6, 1895 

Kizzie Bates, b. China, 111., a. 80, dau. of Job and Mary 

Ella Bates, and Allen Martin, b. Williamstown, Vt., a. 27, 

son of Henry and Lois N. Martin January 14, 1903 

Clark Wellington Bates (2nd marriage), b. Essex, Vt.. a. 66, 

son of Luther M. nnd Elvira (Hobart) Bates, and Nancy 

Allen, b. Antrim Co., Ireland, a. 55, dau. of Thomas and 

Mary (Young) Allen December 10, 1903 

Laura Julia Bates, b. Colchester, Vt., a. 18, dau. of Willis 

J. and Nellie (Blish) Bates, and Fa\ette Filmore ]\Ic- 

Kenzie, b. Essex, Vt., a, 23, son of Ezra J. and Edith 

(Sparks) McKenzie January 4, 1910 


1. Sarah, d. of Daniel and Elizabeth Hobart. Mav 14,1857 

2. Alsina, d. of Seth July 2, 1862 

3. Job Feb. 4, 1863 

4. Calvin M May 21, 1867 

5. Loren C, s. of Calvin M. and Elizabeth. . .May 28, 1867 

6. Emeline S., d. of William and Betsey 

(Bowman) Feb. 19, 1869 

7. , Nelson and Lucv (Parker) Mar. 28, 1873 

8. Juliette Harriett, d. of Holman and 

Harriett June 2, 1884 

9. Mary Farrand, d. of Cvrus and Roxana 

Lee ^ Oct. 20, 1884 

10. Gracie, d. of George and Ella . Dec. 26, 1884 

11. Ella (Hackett). d. of James M. and 

Helen J. Hackett Aug. 26, 1887 

12. Holman, s. of Moses and Content Dec. 10, 1889 

13. Luther M., s. of Job and Sarah C Nov. 26, 1889 

14. Fred Neal, s. of Holman and Mary Jan. 27, 1890 

15. George, s. of Reuben and Mary Feb. 26, 1894 

16. Alonzo L.. s. of Norton and Betsey Jan. 20, 1892 

17. Elvira (Hobart), d. of Daniel and Eliza- 

beth Hobart Sept. 26, 1901 

18. Julii Ameli-^, d. of Rial and Julia H. 

(Ladd) Stephens Oct. 6, 1902 

19. Mrrv Ann, d. of Norton and Betsey 

(Sweet) ^^lar. 31, 1903 

20. Job, s. of Martin and Keziah { Wniis) . . . May 8, 1904 

21. Harriet, d. of T. F. and Carrie (Warner) .Aug. 9,1904 

22. Harriet (Eastman), d. of Calvin and 

Clarissa (Peterboro) E-^^tman June 25, 1907 

23. Willis John, s. of Nelson W. and Lucv 

(Parker) Oct. 31,1908 

2-i. Asa Bates (or Asa Baker », s. of Pre- 
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42-11-19 Essex, Vt, 

58-7-10 Colchester, Vt. 
1-8-4 West Branch, Mich. 

28-5-5 Vergennes, Vt. 

81-8-4 Colchester, Vt. 

78-8-6 Westford, Vt. 

34-7-29 Essex, \'t. 

63-2-12 Essex, Vt. 

61-5-7 Westford, Vt. 

85-2 Essex, Vt. 

65-5-18 Jericho, Vt. 

70-6-23 Westford, Vt. 
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1. JAMES BATE, baptized at Lydd, 
Engrland, Dec. 2, 1582. Licensed Sept. 13, 
1603, to marry Alice Glover of Saltwood. 
She was born in 1583 and died Aug'. 14, 
1657. He died about the close of the year 
1655. They came to America in 1635 ac- 
companied by four children, and settled at 
Dorchester, Mass. 

2. JAMES, baptized at Lydd Dec. 19, 
1624. Accompanied his parents to Dorches- 
ter, where he married as early as 1647 
Ann or Hannah Withington. They removed 
as early as 1666 to Haddam, Conn., where 
both died before Feb. 1692. He was living: 
in Oct. 1685. 

3. SAMUEL, baptized in Dorchester 
June 19, 1648, and came with his parents 
to Haddam. May 2, 1676, he married Mary 
Chapman of Saybrook, Conn., to which town 
he later removed. She was born April 15, 
1655, and was living: in May 1704. He died 
Dec. 28, 1699. 

4. DANIEL, who added the final letter 
to the family name, was born in Saybrook, 
Aug. 18, 1697. Between 1718 and 1720 he 
removed to Huntington, Long Island, N. Y., 
and in that and the adjoining town of 
Smithtown he continued to reside. He was 
a "smith" and millwright. His wife may 
have been a daughter of John Skidmore of 

5. LEMUEL^ baptized at Huntington 
June 15, 1729. Kemoved about 1750 to that 
part of Simsbury that is now the town of 
East Granby, Conn. Here he carried on 
his tr?de of saddler and harnessmaker and 
v/as also an innkeeper. During the Revo- 
lution he was in service as Captain of the 
Second Company of Alarm List in Sims- 
burv. He married Dorothy Lewis of Sims- 
bury, who died Nov. 6, 1808, aged 74. He 
died Sept. 19, 1820. 

6. ERASTUS, born Oct. 22, 1764, re- 
sided in Simsbury. now East Granbv, where 
he died Sept. 25, 1826. He married Dec. 7. 
1798, A.melia Hieley. She wms born Mar. 
10. 1779, and died Aug. 8, 1838. 

7. CARLOS, born Mar. 23, 1808; resided 
in East Granbv, where he died Dec. 20, 
1878. He married (1) Jan. 4, 1860, Maria 
(Miller) (Cooley) Stimpson. who died 
Mar. 27, 1860, aged 30. He married (2) 
Dec. 12, 1861. Hannah Spencer (Powers) 
Stowell. She wns born Feb. 27, 1820, and 
died Jan. 7, 1907. 

8. ALBERT CARLOS, born Mar. 12, 
1865: married Oct. 19, 1912, Alice Morgan 
Crocker. Thev reside in Hartford, Conn., 
where he is librarian of the Connecticut 

Historical Society. He is a Vice President 
of the Bates Association. 


1. EDWARD BATE. See Bates An- 
cestry No. 6. 

2. EDWARD. See Bates Ancestry No. 
6. Children of 2: Susanna, Edward, John, 
Samuel, Joseph, Ebenezer, Elizabeth, Mary, 
Benjamin, Benjamin (again), Eleazer. 

3. BENJAMIN BATE, born in Wey- 
mouth, Mass.; died in Abington, Mass., 
Nov. 21, 1789, a. 88; married in Weymouth, 
Feb. 20, 1726-7, Rebecca Eager, daughter of 
Richard and Abigail (Nash) Eager, born 
in Weymouth; died in Abington, Oct, 23, 
1789, a. 86. Resided in Weymouth until 
about 1730; then in Abington near the 
Bridgewater line. His house was built 
where the home of the late Henry D. Reed 
now stands on the bend of School Street in 
Whitman. A farmer. Children: Benjamin, 
Abigail, Elizabeth, Lemuel, Sarah, Rachel, 
Moses, Hannah, Eleazer, 

4. MOSES BATES, born in Abington, 
Dec. 23, 1740; died in Cummington, Mass., 
March 31, 1781; married in Abington, Nov. 
28, 1761, Hannah Norton, dau2-hter of Wil- 
liam and Elizabeth (Bennett) Norton, born 
in Abington. Sept. 24, 1745; died in Cum- 
mington, a few davs earlier than Sept. 10, 
1822. Jan. 9, 1788, she married David 
Reed. After the death of David Reed she 
married thirdly May 15, 1810, Lieut. David 
Cobb, her daughter Rachel's father-in-law. 
Resided in Abington until 1778 (the exact 
site of his farm has not been identified, 
although a description of it is in existence). 
He then removed to Cummington and set- 
tled in what is now the southeastern part 
of the village. He was a soldier in the Rev- 
olution, sel■^■ing from Abington. A farmer. 
Children: Moses, William, Hannah. Ben- 
nett, Abigail, Olive, Sarah, Rachel. 

5. BENNETT, born in Abington, Feb. 
2, 1769; died in Ridgeway, Orleans Co.. 
N. Y.. Mar. 14, 1852; married in Cumming- 
ton, Nov. 29, 1792, Abigail Conant, daugh- 
ter of Timothy and Hannah (Blackman) 
Conant, born in Oakham, Mass., Oct. 26, 
1774; died in Ridgeway, Aug. 23, 1857. 
Resided in Abington and Cummington until 
1789. Removed thence to Palmyra, N. Y.. 
and was one of the pioneer settlers there. 
His residence was about four miles north- 
east of M?cedon. Resided in Rid<:rev/-^v 
from 1825. A farmer. Children: Austin, 
Hannah Blackman, Lyman, Orlando, Ben- 
nett, William Furman, Abigail, Sarah Her- 
sey, Minerva Frances. 

6. ORT.ANDO. born in Palmyra, April 
5, 1800; died in IMiddleport, N. Y'., Mar 15, 

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1870; married first in Palmyra, Dec. 18, 
1822, Irene Durfee, daughter of Lemuel and 
Prudence (Hathawav) Durfee. born in Pal- 
myra, Sept. 30, 1803; died in Palmvra, Oct. 
9, 1829. Children: Abigail Irene, Orin 
Durfee. He married secondly Feb. 18, 1830, 
Irene Spear, daughter of Abraham and 
Clarissa (Bennett) Spear, born in Palm^ ra, 
Sept. 23, 1806; died in Jeddo, N. Y., Mar. 
29, 1863. Children: Fidelia, Philetus Spear, 
Franklin Bennett, Henry Orlando, Philena 
Cordelia. -Resided in Palm>ra until l£2i. 
Removed to Jeddo where he owned a farm, 
a grist mill, £nd a saw mill. 

Jeddo, Feb. 24, 1835; died in Medina, N. Y., 
Jan. 12, 1909; married first in Jeddo, Apr. 
24, 1858, Elizabeth Singleton, daughter of 
Charles and Elizabeth (James) Sin'^leton, 
born in Wellingore, Lincolnshire, Eng., Jul> 
22, 1834; died in Shelby, Orleans Co.^ N. Y., 
July 31, 1876. Children: Charles Franklin, 
Louis Bennett, Minnie Irene, Clara Eliza- 
beth, Frederick Orlando, Francis Elmer, 
Philena Abigail. He married secondly in 
Ridgeway, May 21, 1878, Anna Singleton, 
daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (James) 
Singleton, born in Wellingore, May 31, 
1846; lives in Shelby. Child, Iva Anna. 
A farmer and miller. Resided in Jeddo, 
Royalton and Shelby. 

Royalton, Niagara Co., N. Y., Apr. 3, 1867; 
lives in Detroit, Mich.; married in Ithaca, 
N. Y., June 17, 1892, Emily Louise Brown, 
daughter of John C. and Ann (Dietrich) 
Brov/n, born in Ludlowville, N. Y., Mar. 
28, 1869; lives in Detroit, Mich. A. B. 
Cornell Univ. 1892; Phi Beta Kappi; Ph. D. 
Cornell Univ. 1893; teacher in Blcoming- 
ton, III., 1892-96; instructor in Cornall 
Univ. 1898-99; teacher of Greek in Detroit 
Central High School 1899-1900; head of the 
department of classics in Detroit Contral 
High School 1900 to the present time; 
author of The Five Post-Clisthenean Tribes, 
a contributor of several magazine articlej 
on classical subjects. 

Elihu or Elisha Bates of Hartland, Ct. 

On page 2, Series II of BATES BUL- 
LETIN, Sept., 1912, appears records of 
children of Elihu and Elisha Bates, v/hich 
are worthv of investigation. They seemed 
to fit the child of Samuel and Sarah (Spel- 
man) of Haddam, Conn., who was pre- 
sumed to have married a second time and 
lived in Hartland. 

The Spelman Genealogy asserts that 
Elihu, son of above, bapt. May 1, 1761, m. 
Concurrence . The records as men- 
tioned rbove show Elisha and Concurrence 

having children baptized, and some children 
of Elihu died. 

Comparing notes from Spslman Geneal- 
ogy, I. C. Bates MSS., Durham and Hart- 
land Records, &c., I think the solution is 
about as follows: 

Elihu Bates, son of Samuel & Sarah 
(Spelman). bapt. March 1, 17B7 : d. ISilO 

at Haddam (?); mar. Concurrence 

whose estate was administered July 8, 1818. 

Infant, d. March 6, 1794. -- 

John, b^. Sept. 23, 1798. 

Linus, bp. Sept. 23, 1798. 

Charles Chipman, bp. May 23, 1300; d. 
Nov. 9, 1810, age 11 years. 

Sarah, bp. March 14, 1801 or '02. 

Jared, b. 1810; d. April 11, 1813, age 3 

Referring to BULLETIN, prg2 83 of 
Series I (Vol. 4, No. 2, p. 3). 

Samuel Bates, Jr., son of Samuel & Sirih 
(Spelman) ; resided Durham, Cc.,, 

1794, Vernon, N. Y. (?) 1308; b pt. March 
10, 1765; mar! Nov. 13, 1786, H^.nnah 

Southmayd; mar. (2) Elizabeth ; 

mar. (3) Feb. 13, 1804, Mary Harding of 
Woodbridge, Ct. (same date mar. Eunice 
Nichols — see Hartland Church Records). 

Abiah Southmayd, b. Dec. 15, 1787. 
William, July 9, 1790. 
Hannah, Feb. 24, 1793; d. P eb. 13, 1794, 

Hannah, bp. Feb. 29, 1795; d. March 2, 

1795, Durham. 

Daniel, bp. Sept. 20, 1801. 

Eliza, bp. April 28, 1805. 

In comparing all of above there is room 
for criticism, and for one thing I think 
the name of his third wife was Eunice 
Nichols, or he night have married a fourth 
time even, though the entry of Eliza, dau. 
of Samuel, Jr., and Mary, bp. April 28, 
1805, gives credence to the other view of 
the matter. F. A. B. 

Death of Mrs. Margaret E. Packard. 

Mrs. Margaret E. Packard of South Wey- 
mouth, a member of the Bates Association, 
wife of James H. Packard, died June 27, 
1912. As information of her death did not 
reach the Secretary until recently this is 
the first opportunity to record the fact in 

Have you secured a set of Bates post cards ? 
They are 25c a dozen or two for 5c. We have 6 
cards issued thus far. Shall we issue others? 

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The Altar. Lydd Church 

The Lydd Church Organ. 

Several courtesies recently received from 
Mr. Arthur Finn of Lydd, England, remind 
us that there is still opportunity to assist in 
the renewal of the church organ. Ssveral 
fcimiiies uniting in the effort. 

At our annual meeting last August the 
cause was commended to those of the Clem- 
ent and James lines who were disposed to 
assist, and the Secretary agreed to forward 
any funds sent to him. 

Are there ten persons who will unite with 
the Secretary in giving ten dollars each for 
this cause? 

Are there twenty persons who v/ould like 
to contribute five dollars each? 

Those of us who trace our ancestry back 
to Lydd are very much indebted to the Lydd 
Church for preserving very valuable records 
and to Mr. Arthur Finn for publication of 
many of these records, as well as for send- 
ing copies of many Bates records to the 

Let those of us who are able, assist this 
cause in the Church of our Fathers. 

Answer to Query No. 54. 

It seems probable that the members of 
the Bates Family who were with the 
Shakers at New Lebanon, N. Y., were de- 
scendants of William Bates and Mercy Joy 
of Hingham. This family moved to Sher- 
burn, Mass., and also were at Athol and 
Templeton. A son Theodore was born 17B2. 
In the Shaker Cemetery at Watervliet, 
N. Y.. is the record of Theodore Bates, died 
Oct. 24, 1846 aged 84 years, 7 months and 

13 days. This_agrees with tlie birth date 
of Theodore, son of William. A recent 
member of the Association traces ancestry 
back to this Theodore. 

Theodore had a brother, Issachar, and 
that name is given in the query as on3 
who was with the Shakers. 

Further evidence in this solution of prob- 
lem is desired. 


58. George Washington Bates was born^ 
in Rhode Island, iMay 16, 1797. He had a 
son, George Washington, born at Norwich, 
Conn., Oct. 23, 1823, who had a son, La 
Mott G. Bates, born at Richfield, Ohio, Oct. 
13, 1847. Descendants are now living in. 
Michigan. Who can tell the ancestry of the 
first George Washington Bates? 

59. Hampton Bates lived in Jefferson 
County, Tenn. His son James married, Dec. 
21, 1837, Martha Witt, born Aug. 25, 1818 
in Jefferson County, nov/ Hamblen County, 
close to the present town of W^itt's Foundry. 
They had two children Elzina and Jol\n. 
James and his wife both died in Macoupin 
County, Illinois. 

Another son of Hampton Bates, William, 
married Patsy Maze, whose grandfather 
was John Maze, the first cousin of the 
father of Martha W^itt. Who knows the 
ancestrv of Hampton Bates? 

60. Who knows the ancestry of Charlotte 
Bates, born about 1776, probably either in 
Woodford, Bennington County, Vermont, 
or Leyden, Mass. She married James Phil- 
lips, Jr., of Leaden, Mass., about 1805, and 
died at Cape Vincent, N. Y. in 1864. 

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Series n Volume III 


Number 1 

The Old Lighthouse, Scituate, Mass. 

The Annual Meeting at North Scituate. 

No finer day could be desired than that 
which dawned on Thursday, August 6, the 
day of the Annual Meeting of the Bates 
Association. Those who were members of 
the Local Committee, and the members 
who had come to :own in advance, were up 
early and busy with the preparations for 
the day. The early trains brought in sev- 
eral, while the ten o'clock train unloaded 
enough more so that fifty persons started out 
on the automobile tour, while others joined 
the company on the way. The Local Com- 
mittee had made careful provision for the 
journey, so that all found comfortable seats 
and ail evidently enjoyed the trip very 

Our course led along the beautiful coun- 
try roads, past many places of historic in- 
terest, to the Old Oaken Bucket Homestead. 
Here we visited the well and drank from 
its waters, though the historic bucket is no 
longer to be seen. Again a winding road 
led us to Scituate Harbor, with its many 
quaint dwellings, among which we found 
the house where Rebecca and Abigail Bates 
lived, "The American Army of Two," who 
frightened off a British war ship in the War 
of 1812, by playing martial music with fife 

and drum, while concealed from view, lead- 
ing the British to think that the soldiers 
were assembling. The house is in a good 
state of preservation, but it should he 
marked with a tablet telling the story of 
the two heroines. 

Once more we journey, this time along 
the beach, to the famous Scituate Light- 
house. Here Simeon Bates, the father of 
Rebecca and Abigail, was for many years 
keeper of the light. The structure is at 
present somewhat dilapidated, but a move- 
ment is on foot to secure its restoration. 
It would be a fitting act if our government 
would restore it, as a historic monument, 
if it is not needed as a lighthouse. The 
children of the party will not soon forget 
the half hour spent on the rocks at this 

The return tour was past Minot, with its 
beautiful beach, and then again a country 
road to North Scituate. 

A hasty lunch at the Bound Brook Inn 
met the needs of the inner man, after which 
the company went to the Baptist Church, 
where about one hundred people were gath- 
ered for the meetinor. Here a photograph 
was taken, after which the business of the 
meeting was transacted. 

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^ President Gardner Bates, alert and ac- 
tive, kept things moving very successfully; 
while the Secretary-Treasurer, Rev, Newton 
W. Bates, was equally active in securing the 
dues of members, his assistants meanwhile 
displaying- Bates pins, post cards and elec- 
trotypes for those who desired to purchase. 

It was two o'clo<:k before the meeting 
could be called to order. Rev. L. R. Swett 
of Boston, conducted the devotional exer- 
cises, the music being led by the organ and 
a bass viol played by Waldo F. Bates. Miss 
Florence Dorr sang beautifully several 
solos during the exercises. 

Routine business was quickly disposed 
of, reading of minutes and report of Clerk 
and of Treasurer, details of which are found 

Charles L. Bates, of Wareham, was ap- 
pointed auditor, and after a careful exam- 
ination of the Treasurer's books, reported 
them correct. 

Philander Bates, of Cohasset, Urban S. 
Bates, of Hingham, and Edward P. Bates, 
of Syracuse, as Nominating Committee, 
recommended the re-election of the present 
officers, which was unanimously done. 

For the first time since the organization 
of the Association, Frank A. Bates, for- 
merly our President, now our Historian, 
was not able to meet with us, but his His- 
torian's report was at hand, extracts from 
which appear elsewhere. The greetings of 
the Association were sent to him. 

Several of the members present were 
called on for addresses. Edward P. Bates 
of Syracuse, N. Y., spoke concerning the 
Lvdd church, which he had visited recentlv. 
Philander Bates spoke of the loss of his 
bi:other, Orrin B. Bates. Gustave B. Bates 
of Quincy, spoke of the interests with which 
we are_ associa'-ed, and others spoke briefly. 

President Bates gave an enthusiastic and 
helpful address. He also read letters of 
greeting from Charlotte Fiske Bates (Mme. 
Adolphe Roge), and others. 

A vote of thanks was given to the officers 
of the church for the use of the building, 
to the musicians for the music, and to the 
Local Committee for their l?bor in making 
the meeting a success, and after the singing 
of "America" the President declared the 
meeting adjourned, and all went home re- 
joicing over another successful meeting of 
our Bates Association. 

Post Scripts. 

Daniel J. Bates of North Scituate, patri- 
arch of the clan, aged eighty-four years, 
was an honored member, present at the 
meeting. Long may he continue to be with 

Among the far-comers to the Association 

were, Theron M. Bates of East St. Louis, 
ni., w^ith his daughter and granddaughter; 
Clark B. Montgomery of Cincinnati; 
Edward P. Bates and wife of Syracuse; 
Mrs. Rachel S. Failing of Fort Plain, N. Y., 
always an enthusiastic member; Miss 
Frances E. Bates of Johnstowm, N. Y. ; and 
the Secretary-Treasurer, Rev. Newton W. 
Bates, with his wife and two sons, who 
made the trip from their home at Austin- 
burg, Ohio, in their automobile. 

An old cemeterv near the Baptist Church, 
has the graves of many of our Bates kin- 

Greetings from Charlotte Fiske Bates. 

Officers and Members of the Bates Associa- 
tion: — 

Dear Friends: 
Though not with you at this Familv Re- 
union, I must send to all mv kindest greet- 
ings, and the assurance of m-^' continued, 
earnest interest in our Association. 

It has seemed to me a good idea for all 
who bear the same family name — whether 
the ancestral connection can be traced or 
not — to unite as one familv, in earnest ser- 
vice for humanity. With that as the ruling 
aim, what a great work could an organiza- 
tion like ours accomplish! Its membership is 
enlarging, so proportionablv might be its 
influence. Let us not lay too much stress 
on genealog^^ but honor the family name 
by. noble, active service. 

In these fearful, portentous times when 
the world seems in upheaval, and the hos- 
tile movements of nations afar are keenlv 
felt in our own country, nothing, after our 
trust in God, can so surelv conduce to seren- 
ity of mind as active thought for others. 

No matter what may be our differences 
in faith, all will agree, I think, in calling 
the simple, hortatorv words of the f -mous 
John Wesley, an excellent rule of life. Of 
course the adults of the familv are ff^tmiliar 
with them; and, may the little Bnteses of 
this large familv learn them, and use a 
goodly share of their young energies in fol- 
lowing such wi3e counsel : 

"Do all the good you can, 
By all the means vou can. 
In all the ways you can. 
In all the places you can. 
At all the times you can. 
To all the people you can, 
As long as ever > ou can." 
With greetings, and best wishes for our 
President, our Secretary and the members 
of the Association. 

Cordially yours, 
Charlotte Fiske B?tes, 
(Mme. Adolphe Roge). 
Cambridge, Aug. oth, 1914. 



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Joseph' Bates of Midcfleborough, Mass., 

and some of his descendants. 

by Frank A. Bates. 

1. JOSEPH' BATES of Middleborou^h, 



son of Edward and Eliza- 
( -) of Wevmouth, 

Mass., was born circa 1692 at Wev- 
mouth and died Au^. 31, 1778, age 86 
at Middleboroug-h. He was the 
grandson of Elder Edward Bate and 
his wife Susanna who settled in 
Weymouth about 1638. Joseph is 
mentioned in his father's will sisrned 
Jan. 8, 1723/4, as "my son Joseph of 
Middleboroh to be .ariven the £75 he 
oweth me and also £5 to be paid by 
mv executors." Judg-inj? from this he 
evidently had previously received his 
share of his father's estate. He 
joined the church at Middleborouerh 
Aug. 10, 1718. On April 16, 1716, he 
married, for his first wife Jo^inna 
Tinkham, the daughter of Cprobablv) 
Peter and Mercy (Mendall) of Mid- 
dleborough, whose descendants claim 
descent from Peter Brown of the 
Mayflower, throuarh his daughter 
Mary Browm. Joanna was born 
circ^ 1696 and died July 28, 1738. 
Children : — 




Joanna, bom May 28, 
married about 1735, 
Jackson (b. 1716 — d. 
and removed to Maine. 
Mercy, b. Aug. 8, 1719; m. 
. about 1735 Hezekiah Puring- 
ton and had f<5ur children, viz: 
— Mercy, 1737, Joshua, Sam- 
uel, John, 

Joseph, b. March 18, 1721 /2i 
Elizabeth b. Jan. 12, 1723; 
probably died young as she is 
not mentioned in her father's 

Thomas, b. Nov. 9, 1724: d. 
Priscilla, b. Jan. 6, 1727: m. 


Joseph Bates married for his second wife 
about 1743 Marv Blossom of Barnstable, 
Mass., born about 1708; died Dec. 30, 1750. 
vii. Marv, b. 1744: m. July 21, 
1763, Israel Smith. 
Hannah b. 1746: m. Daniel 

Thomas, b. 1747: m. 

Mehitable, b. 1750; m. William 

Cornish and d. 1828. . 

In his will, Joseph bequeathed to his son 

Joseph, one-half his homestead, farm, and 

land adj-cent, out-meadow and cedar 

swamp in Middleboro and Pijmpton or eise- 






where; also one-half his armor. To son 
Thomas. To his six daughters or their 
heirs of those dead, viz: — Joanna Jackson 
heirs; Mary Purington; Priscilla Cox; Mar>' 
Smith; Hannah Smith; Mehitable Bates. 
This instrument was dated Jul; 27, 1773 
and proved Oct. 6, 1778. Witnessed by 
Nathaniel Wood, William Wood, and Wil- 
liam Shaw. 

2. JOSEPH* BATES, (Joseph* 

Edward^'), was born in Middlebor- 
ough, Mass., March 18, 1721/2; died 
Aug. 27, 1796; in Hartland, Vt. He 
was a soldier in the Revolution, serv- 
ing on the expedition to Rhode Isknd 
in 1776. He was admitted to the 
church in MiddleborouTh Jan. 24, 
1742, and dismissed to the church at 
Hartland, Vt., in 1737. He married 
Nov. 16, 1749, at Middleborou^h, Eu- 
nice Tinkham, daughter of Petar and 
Eunice (Thomas), born July 6. 1730; 
died Oct. 13, 1785. 

Children, born in Middleborough, 

I. Peter, b. Dec. 22, 1750; d. Jan. 

30, 1775 at Roxbury of the 

smallpox. Revolutionary sol- 
iL Joanna, b. Aug, 2, 1752; is said 

to have married a Tinkham. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. July 20, 1753 ; m. 

Benjamin Bryant of Hartland, 

iv. Sarah, b. Feb. 26, 1756; ahe 

may have been the one who 

married Oct. 19. 1780, William 

Cobb; or who married Svl- 
- v=anus Cobb of Derby, Vt. Both 

these clrims have oeen made. 
V. Joseph, b. March 3, 1758; d. 

May 14, 1758, age 2 m., 11 d. 
vi. Samuel, b. June 15, 1759; d. 

May 17, 1760, age 11 m., 2 d. 


Joseph, b. March 5, 1762. 

Jacob, b. June 3, 1764. 

Zilpha, b. Nov. .., 1766; d. 

Jan. 26, 1769, age 2 y., 2 m., 

17 d. 

Eliphalet, b. March 5, 1769. 
Thomas, b. Julv 11, 1771. 
Mary, b. Jan. 25, 1776; m. Dec. 

4, 1794, William P. Cushman; 

they lived at Randoloh, Vt. 

She d. Feb. 9, 1838 at Orwell, 

and he on Jan, 25, 1832. 
9. xiv. Silvanus, b. May 25, 1778. 

3. THOMAS* BATES (Joseph', 
Edward'*), was born in Middlebor- 
ough in 1747; died 1821. He served 
in the Revolution, enlisdng April 9, 
1775; served on the expedition to 
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he was of Middleborouerh and his 
household consisted of 1 male over 16 
years, 3 males under 16, and 2 
females. He married Susanna Cor- 
nish, born 1754, died July 13, 1823. 
It appears that he probably had sev- 
eral children, but I only know of one. 

Children: — 
i. Joseph, b. 1784; d. July 19, 
1846 unm. 

4. SAMUEL' BATES (Joseph^', 

Edward^ ^); married at Middlebor- 
ough, Dec. 10, 1780, Susanna McFar- 
lin; married (2) Sept. 9, 1785, Sibell 
Briggs; married (3) July 24, 1814, 
Olive Bisbee. I have no record of 
any children unless it be — 

i. Clarissa, b. March 15, 1787. 

(Note — It has been claimed that 

• . : . the Samuel Bates who married 

Sybil Briggs was the son of 
:" - Barnabas and Phoebe (Gibbs). 

\_ - . Both of these Samuels evi- 

' ■ dently lived in Wareham, for 

■ a time at least; but the above 

" ■^•^?- S arrangement is insisted on by 

. v--{' descendants of the family who 

have studied the question.) 

5. JACOB^ BATES ( Joseph^ ^ Edward^ ^), 
' b. June 3, 1764; d. Jan. 7, 1815, at 

Derby, Vt. He was at Hartland, 

•' " Vt., in 1790 and the census showed 

his household to be 1 male over 16 

• years, 2 under 16 and 2 females. He 
married Charity Paddock, the daugh- 
ter of Thomas and Hannah (Thomas) 
b. Nov. 13, 1772 at Hartland, Vt.; 
died March 9, 1815 at Derby, Vt. 

10. i. Phineas Kellam, b. June 11, 


ii. Joseph, b. Aug. 25, 1791. 

iii. Relief, b. Aug, 25, 1793; d. Jan. 
■. 9, 1797. 

Iv. Jacob, b. Jan. 7, 1796. 

V. Jane, b. March 9, 1798; m. 
Elijah Knight and ' died at 
Crown Point, N. Y., Feb. 9, 

vi. Charity, b. July 4, 1800; m. 
Ward Cotton and died at Hart- 
land, Vt., May 29, 1852. 

vii. Mary, b. Dec. 23, 1802; d. Nov. 
5, 1854; mar., April 3, 1826, 
Nathan Stoddard Benham, son 
of Japheth and Sarah (Stod- 
dard) Benham of Derby, Vt., 
b. Dec. 12, 1802. 

viii. Dustin, b. May 24, 1805; d. 
Dec. 17, 1877 at Fairhaven, 
Vt. . , 

11. ix. Henry Miner, b. July 4, 1808. 
X. Almon, b. June 15, 1811; lived 

at Derby, Vt. 

12. xi. Sidney P., b. Feb. 16, 1815. 

C. JOSEPH' BATES (Joseph^^ 
Edward' '), b. March 5, 1762, Middle- 
borough, Mass.; died March 1, 1843 
(or Feb. 2), at Malone, N. Y. He 
was at Hartland, Vt.. in 1790 and the 
census gives his household as 1 male 
over 16 years, 3 under 16 and 2 
females. He married Lucy Lee, born 
about 1764. 

Children, born at Hartland and 
Randolph, Vt.:— 

13. i. Peter, b. May 8, 1786; d. at 

Randolph, Vt., June 22, 1847. 

14. ii Roswell, b. June 13. 1788. 

iii. Levi, b. May 1. 1791; d. Ran- 
dolph, Vt., June 22. 1811. 

iv. Eunice, b. Nov. 24, 1795; d. 
Feb. 6, 1880, Malone, N. Y. 

V. Louise, b. 1797; d. Nov. 9, 1819. 

7. ELIPHALEr BATES (Joseph^ ^ 
Edward''), born March 5, 1769; died 
May 30, 1840, at Waitsfield, Vt.; mar- 
ried in 1790 or '91, Mary Story, 
daughter of Deacon Asa and Abiah 
(Giddings) who died April, 1836. 

Children: — 
L Elias, b. April 6, 1792; d. 7 

davs after. 

15. ii. Elias, b. April 14, 1793. 

16. iii. Jacob, b. Jan. 11, 1795. 

IV. Asa, b. April 12, 1797; he is 
supposed to have moved to 
Bristol, R. I. Had. sons Henry 
and James and three daugh- 

17. V. James, b. Jan. 17, 1799. 

vi. George, b. Jan. 17, 1801; d. 
Feb. 6, 1804. 

vii. Benjamin, b. March 25, 1803; 
d. Aug. 28, 1806. 

viii. George, b. Aug. 18, 1805; mar. 

Lucia and had children. 

. ^ viz.: Marvin and Colman, 

both of whom are said to have 
died without issue. Marvin 
Smith Bates, A. M,, Dartmouth 
Coll., 1871, b. July 8, 1845, 
Randolph, Vt.; d. Sept. 2, 1879 
at Manchester, Vt. 

18. ix., b. Dec. 30, 1807. 

19. X. Benjamin, b. March 30, 1809. 
xi. Ezekiel, b. June 1, 1810; d. 

Feb. 5, 1811. 
xii. Ezekiel, b. Oct. 18, 1811; d. 
Jan. 19, 1812. 

20. xiii. Svlvanus, b. Jan. 19, 1813. 
xiv, Mary Abiah. b. June 21, 1816; 

mar. Otis Parsons at Griges- 

ville, 111. Thev had children, 

, Otis, Lucy, Frank, Carrie, 

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Samuel and Solomon. Frank 
and Solomon were Baptist 
ministers. 24. 

21. XV. Eliphalet S., b. June 10, 1821. 

(Note— The Cleveland Gene- 
alogy gives a pedigree of this 
family, running back to Cle- 
ment of Hingham via Joseph"* 
and wife Mary (Lincoln). This 
is easily disproved since that 
Joseph* maiTied Deborah 

8. THOMAS' BATES (Joseph^', 

Edward'^), born July 11, 1771; d. 
Feb. 16, 1857 at Brookfield, 
Vt. ; he married (1) Jan. 1, 
1795, Content Cushman, b. 10. 
July 31, 1774; d. May 7, (or 
10) , 1796, age 22 and is buried 
in the Randolph Cemetery. 
i, Artemus, b. April 30, 1796; d. 

Oct. 1, 1797. 
He married (2) Feb. 13, 1798, 
Alithea Williams, daughter of Sam- 
«<s uel and Lois (Allyn), b. May 18, 

1777; d. April 12, 1848. 
Children: — 

22. L Samuel, b. May 8 (or 9), 1799. : 

23. IL Daniel, b. Oct. 27, 1801. 

iii Sidney, Oct. 25, 1803; d. Sept. 
16, 1813. 

iv. Zebas Cushman, b. Oct. 3, 1805; 
d. Oct. 4, 1807. 

V. Content, b. May 22, 1808; mar. 
Mar. 27, 1832, Leander Fow- 
ler, b. Jan. 4, 1804; d. July 

16, 1875. She d. Dec. 7, 1895. 
They had seven children and 
resided in Williamstown, Vt. 

vi. Althea, b. April 26, 1810; d. 
Dec. 21, 1842; m. May 13, 
1834, Jacob Smith, b. April 12, 
1807; d. March 6, 1893. They 
had two children. 

vii. Marv, b. May 20, 1812; d. Oct., 
1899; m. June 13, 1837, Asa 
Smith, b. Aug. 14, 1809; d. 
May 11, 1885. Res. in Brook- 
field, Vt. Had four children. 

viii. Cornelius, b. Oct. 1, 1814; d. 
Feb. 2, 1815. Had a twin 
brother stillborn. 

ix. Thomas, b. Feb. 2, 1816; d. 
Aug. 10, 1819. 

X. Tirzah. b. May 2, 1818; d. Sept. 
f 15, 1823. 

xi. son, b. April 15, 1821; d. April 

17, 1821. 

9. SYLVANUS^ BATES (Joseph*^ 25. 

Edward''), born May 25, 1778; mar- 
ried (1) Hannah Paddock, b. Aug. 
5. 1782; d. April 12, 1809. Married 
(2) Sophie Cady, b. 1784; d. July 26. 





1848. Res. at Hartland, Vt. 
Children by Hannah: — 

i. Lewis C., b. Nov. 3, 1800. 

ii. Hushai, b. July 25, 1802. 

iii. Hannah, b. Dec. 3, 1804. 

iv. William P., b. Jan. 12, 1807. 
Children by Sophie: — 

Sylvester, b. Oct. 13, 1811. 
Sophia, b. Nov. 6, 1815; pos- 
sibly married Isaiah Smith of 
Northfield, Vt., and had daugh- 
ter Esther S., b. Aug. 1, 1838, 
who mar. G. C. Maxham. 
Maria, b. May 27, 1818. 

viiL Joseph, b. Aug. 9, 1820. 

ix. Lyman, b. Oct. 17, 1822. 

(Jacob', Joseph* ^ Edward^'), born 
June 11, 1790, at Hartland, Vt.; died 
at Windsor, Vt. ; married his cousin, 
Mary Cushman, daughter of Holmes 
and Mary (Paddock), b. Sept. 17, 
1791, at Middleborough, Mass.; died 
Nov. 6, 1841, at Hartland. 

Children: — 
i. Holmes Cushman, b. Jan. 10, 
1827; was a clothier at Hop- 
kinton, N. Y.; d. April 24, 
ii. Joseph Cushman, b. Nov. 27, 
1828; was a shoemaker ac 
Hanover, N. Y.; d. March 30, 
iii. Jacob Cushman, b. Sept. 21. 

1830; d. July 6, 1832. 
iv. Cyrus Cushman, b. Sept. 12, 
1833; teacher at Malone, N. 
Y.; was studying to be a physi- 
cian when he died, Jan. 15, 

Joseph* ^ Edward-'), born July 4, 
1808, at Hartland, Vt.; died Aug. SO. 
1865, at Northfield, Vt. He resided 
at VV'oodstock, Irasburg and North- 
field. One of his grandsons informs 
me that he was elected State Treas- 
urer on the first Republican Ticket, 
June 7, 1854. He married Sept. 17, 
1832, Nancy Farrer Chapman, 
daughter of Daniel and Caroline 
(Shurtleff), born Feb. 10, 1815, at 
Middlebury, Vt.; died April 20, 1849, 
at Irasburg. 

Children born at Woodst«3ck and 

Irasburg, Vt. : — 
i. Caroline Shurtleff, b.. Nov. 20, 

1836; d. unm., Jan. 20, 1882, 

at Chicago, 111. 
ii. George Chapman, b. April 28, 

iii. Harriette Jones, Aug. 28, 1841; 

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1815; died Feb. 4, 1894 at Malone, 
N. Y. He was a physician of consid- 
erable note. He practised in Hart- 
land, Vt., and afterward, for 47 years 
in Malone, where he had a fine prac- 
tice. In January of 1884, while driv- 
ing- home from an adjoining- town in 
the nisfht, he was thrown down an 
embankment 25 feet, fallin,^ on a bed 
of rocks, and was so badly hurt as 
/ .to leave him a cripple and a great 

sufferer until death. 

Children : — 
i. Lucy Maria, b. April 16, 1843, 

Hartland, Vt.; d. Feb. 6, 1845. 
ii. Agnes Elizabeth, b. Sent. 5, 
1846; m. April 17, 1872^ Rev. 
Herman C. Riggfs, D. D., son of 
Alfred and Abigail (Tyler) 
Riggs, b. Oct. 2, 1832; d. Aug. 
6, i902. His second wife. Has 
resided at Binghamton and 
later at Rochester, N. Y. 

13. PETER (there is an uncertaintv if 

indentification is correct), PETER' 
BATES ( Joseph' '^ Edward-'), born 
May 8, 1786 at Hartland, Vt.; died 
June 22, 1847, Randolph, Vt.; re- 
ceived and baptized into the church 
in 1817. He married a wife, name 
unknown. Evidently mar. (2) Pru- 
dence . 

(Notes — A Peter Bates died Jan. 
22, 1843, age 60 (Cemetery Notes). 
A Peter Bates was in the War of 
1812 (Vermont Hist. Gaz.). Pru- 
dence Carpenter, second wife of Peter 
, Bates, died at Lansing, Iowa, Aug. 

24, 1875. 

Children attributed to above 
i. Sherman, bp. 1822. 

ii. Willard, bp. 1822. • . " 
iii. Betsey, bp. 1822. 

14. ROSWELL" BATES (Hon.) (Jos- 

eph^ *^ Edward''), born June 13, 
1788, at Hartland, Vt.; died June 6, 
1869, at Fort Covington, N. Y. He 
was a physician and surgeon of great 
ability, and was recoq-nized as such 
throughout northern New York. He 
married (1) ; born — ; died — . 

Children: — 
iv. Charles Carroll, b. 1830. 

(Dr.) (R OS weir, Joseph'*', 
Edward''), born 1830; died Sept. 5, 
1883, at Auburn, N. Y. He practised 

as a physician, first at Potsdam and 
after at Auburn, N. Y. 

Children: — 
i. H. Roswell, b. 1872; d. Julv 16, 

1913 at Peru, S. A., during his 

pastorate at the Spring St. 

Presbvterian * Church in New 

York City. 
He married (2) Phebe Briggs, born 
— ; died July 20, 1868, Ft. Covington, 
N. Y. 

Children: — 
V. Cornelia, b. — . 

15. ELIAS^ BATES (Eliphalet', Joseph", 

Edward"), born April 14, 1793; 
married March 31, 1822, Mary Bry- 
ant, widow. He resided at Hartland, 
Vt., and was a deacon in the church. 

Children : — 
i. Rachel, Aug. 22, 1823; m. 

Nathan Harlow, 
ii. James Gideon, b. Sept. 3, 1824; 

d. 1901. 
iii. Marv G., b. Dec. 1, 1828; d. 

iv. Elizabeth, July 7, 1834. 

16. JACOB*' BATES (Eliphaiet^ Joseph**, 

Edward"), b. Jan. 11, 1795; married 
June 7, 1827, Betsey Fox, daughter 
of Jacob and Hannah (Smith), born 
March 30. 1800. They resided at 
Randolph and Hartland, Vt. 

Children; — 
i. Fred, b. Nov. 26, 1830; g-rad. 

Dartmouth Col. 1885; settled 

in Titusville, Pa. 
ii. Elizabeth Hannah, b. Dec. 17, 

1832; m. Samuel Jew-ell, had 

three children, 
iii. Jacob Fox, b. Oct. 17, 1857; m. 

Feb. 11, 1863, Sarah Aueusta 

Ainsworth, dau. of Elijah R. 
• and Salina M. (Sabin) of 

Hartland, Vt., b. Nov. 16,*1838. 

17. JAMES" BATES (Rev.) (Eliphalet\ 

Joseph* ^ Edw^ard"'), born Jan. 17, 
1799, Randolph, Vt.; died Dec. 9, 
1865, age 53, Granby, Mass. Dart- 
mouth College, 1822. ' Pastor at New- 
ton, Mass., 1827-1839; Granby, 1839- 
1851; married (1) at Haverhill, 
Mass., Emilv Atwood, daughter of 
Moses and Mary (Tennev) of Haver- 
hill., born March 25, 1805; died Sept. 
3, 1848, at Granby, Mass. 
Children: — 

26. i. Edward Pavson, b. May 8, 

1830; d. 1888. 

27. ii. James Atwood, b. Mav 2, 1832. 

28. iii. Charles Henry, bp. July 13, 

iv. William, b. 1840; d. 1848. 
v. Emily A., b. 1844; d. 1848. 

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Rev. James Bates married (2) Oct. 
7, 1855, Julia F. Dickinson at Gran- 

18. THOMAS" BATE,S (Eliphalef 
Joseph* ^ Edward*'), born Dec. 30, 
1807, probably at Randolph, V't. (has 
been reported at Waitsfield) ; died 
July 16, 1892, at Grig-Grsville, 111. 31 
Married (1) Oct. 28, 1838 at Hart- 
land, Vt., Anne Cleveland, daughter 
of Thomas and Anne (Craft), born 
March 18, 1807, at Hartland; died 
May 31, 1847, at Mavsville, 111. He 32 
married (2) June 11, 1849, at Thomp- 
son, Ct., Susan C. Hutchins, who 
died Jan. 15, 1863, at Grigrgrsville, 111. 
He married (3) Oct. 18. 1871. at 
Plattsburg-, IMo., Elizabeth Susan 
Blake, who died June 2, 1897. He 21. 
resided at Waitsfield, Vt., Bloominsr- 
ton, 111., and Lathrop, Mo. The chil- 
dren are reported as born at Mays- 
ville. Pike Co., 111. 

Children: — 
i. Mary Ann, b. Sept. 20, 1834; d. 

May 16, 1851. 
ii. Elvira Cleveland, b. June 22, 

1836; m. June 30, 1864, John 

T. Dickinson, at Abinerdon, 111., 

7 children. 22. 

iii. Lucia Story, b. April 12, 1838; 

d. May 11, 1841. 
iv. Julia, b. Sept. 19, 1840; m. 

May 1, 1867, Charles Stone, at 

,;V''; ; .', Windsor, Vt.; 6 children. 

' r^>.. Lucy, b. July 3, 1842; m. July 

"*^ ' 14, 1866, Samuel T. Atkins, at 

*^'.^;,,, Norwood, 111; children: Mary, 

Samuel, Llewellyn, Herbert, J. 

William, Walter. 

29. vi. Thomas, b. March 3, 1844. 

vii. Jane, b. Feb. 24, 1846; d. 33. 

March 27, 1846. 
viii. Laura, b. March 18, 1847; m. 

March 4, 1867, Newton P. 

Howe, at Normal, 111.; 9 chil- 23, 


19. BENJAMIN" BATES .(Eliphalet', 

Joseph*',- Edward''), born March 30, 
1809; died. Ausr. 21, 1888, at Normal, 
TIL; married Sept. 18, 1837, Ruth H. 
Brvant, at Hartland, Vt. 

Children: — 
i. Emma; m. True Blake. 

30. ii. Homer M. 

(Note — It is reported that there were 
four children.) 

20. SYLVANUS" BATES (Eliphalet=, 

Joseph*', Edward''), born Jan. 19, 
1813; Randolph, Vt.; died May 28, 
1883. He resided at Royalton, Vt., 
where he was deacon in the First 
Cong. Church, 1842-'45; Principal of 

the Royalton Academy, 1839-'43; 
Prof, in Oglethorpe University, at 
Macon, Ga., 7 years; Principal of a 
Bovs' School in Macon from 1853 to 
1883. He married May 20, 1839, 
Mary Ann Fox. daughter of Jacob 
and Hannah (Smitii), at iloyaiston, 
Vt., who died Julv 12, 1880. ' 
i. Louis S., b.'Feb. 16, 1840. 

ii. Julia H., b. Aug. 17, 1842; m. 
April 3, 1867, John C. Curd, at 
La Grange, Ga.; 5 children, 
iii. Mary L., b. Nov. 18, 1844. 
iv. Robert L., b. Sept. 29, 1848. 
v. Olivia J., b. Oct. 4, 1851; m. 
April 15, 1874, John A. Orme; 
resided at Macon, Ga. ; no chil- 

phalet', Joseph* ^ Edward"'), born 
June 10, 1821; died Dec. 14, 1897. Re- 

, sided at Prairieville, 111.; married in 
1864, Annette E. Philbrick, at 
Griggsville, 111. 

i, Lottie. 

ii. Arthur; m. Grace Darling and 
has one daughter. 

SAMUEL" BATES (Thomas^ Joseph* ^ 
Edward''), born May 8 (or 9), 1799, 
probably at Hartland, Vt. ; died Sept. 
6, 186i; married Dec. 20, 1826, 
Lucina Crane, daughter of Joseph 
and Eleanor (Beck), born May 8, 
1800; died Nov. 5, 1877. 

Children: — 
i. Lucia Lucina, Oct. 13, 1828; 

d. June 5, 1850. 
ii. Thomas, b. July 15, 1830; d. 

Sept. 16, 1830. 
iii. Samuel Lysander, b. Nov. 11, 

iv. Ellen Effigena, b. Feb. 18, 

1834; d. July 15, 1841. 

DANIEL" BATES (Thomas', Joseph* ', 
Edward"), born Oct. 27, 1801; died 
July 21, 1870. Physician at Glover, 
Brookfield and Berlin, Vt. Married 

(1) Jan. 19, 1829 or '30, Sarah 
Knapp, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Irene (Curtis), born Dec. 6, 1805, 
Berlin; died Nov. 21, 1849. Married 

(2) June 24, 1850, Olive Russ, born 
May 19, 1804; died Feb. 25, 1854 
Married (3) Sept. 18, 1854, Sarah 
Kimball Williams, born May 11, 
1813; died April 9, 1887." 

Children by wife Sarah: — 
i. Sarah Edna, b. Feb. 14, 1831; 

m. Sept. 8, 1852, C. Nelson 
Hubbard, b. Dec. 27, 1817; d. 
Sept. 21, 1882; 2 daughters. 

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President— Gardner Bates, Charlestown, Mass. 
Vice Presidents— Albert C. Bates, Hartford, Conn 
Walter L. Bates, South Wey- 
mouth, Mass. 
,■. Everett A. Bates, Springfield, 
Clerk and Treasurer — Rev. Newton W. Bates 

Austinburg, Ohio. 
Historian — Frank A. Bates, South Braintree, 

Life Membership Ten Dollars. 

Annual Membership One Dollar. 

Single Copies of BULLETIN Twenty-five Cents. 

K' . ; Report of the Treasurer. 

Aug. 6, 1914 

Cash on hand Aug. 7, 1913 $ 85.42 

Received, annual dues 109.00 

Sale of pins 16.0.5 

Sale of electrotypes 1.50 

Sale of post cards 1.45 

Sale of bulletins 8.00 

Gift from Mrs. Failing 7.00 

Life membership dues 40.00 

Total in Treasury $268.42 


Bulletins, Sept. 1913, $36.00; April 

1914, $39.00 $ 75.00 

Halftones for Bulleicin 15.18 

Printing programs, leaflets, etc 18.30 

Postage 16.00 

Express and parcel post .90 

Badges 2.25 

Bates pins purchased 4.02 

Electrotypes purchased 2.42 

Clerk hire 50 

Balance in Treasury 133.85 


Balance $133.85 

Life Members Fund in bank 100.00 

Cash in hands of Treasurer $ 33.85 

Gravestone of Lieut. Levi Bates. 

An illustration of the value of our Asso- 
ciation is shown by the fact that a letter 
read at the Annual Meeting, telling T;hat 
the gravestone of Lieut. Levi Bates (6) 
Joshua (5-4-3), Joseph (2), Clement (1), 
of Springfield, Vt., was in need of atten- 
tion, has aroused interested members of the 
family and the stone has been duly cared 

Ancestors of Epinraim Bates. 

In the BULLETIN of September, 1913, 
inquiry was made as to the ancestry of 
Ephraim Bates of Noble County, Ohio, who 
was born in New Jersev, May 24, 1744. Our 
Historian sends the following data. 

William Bates, of Hanover, Morris Co., 
N. J., of which place the Presbyterian 
Church Record shows him to have been a 
citizen as early as 1740 and as late as 1760. 
We have no proof that his widow was Eliza- 
beth, but the church records show a widow 
Elizabeth B^tes, remarrying in 1763. 

He had children, Ephraim, David, Uzal, 
or Ozal, Caleb, Rhoda, Mary and Martha. 

The church records tend to shov^^ that 
Captain or ' lajor David Bates of the Revo- 
lutionary W^ar was a brother of W^illi?m 
and, while we lack proof as ^ et, in all likeli- 
hood the parents of our William were Solo- 
mon Bates of Morristown and his wife, 

Ephraim Bates, son of William, born May 
24, 1743, Morristown, N. J. He moved to 
Washington County,. Pn., where he married 

Rhoda -. A son, Tim.othv, born 1778, 

married Ruth Moore. He enlisted in April, 

1777, near what was then Catfish Camp, 
Va., in Capt. Henry Enock's Company, 
under Major David Rogers, of Virginia. 
Six months' service. Re-enlisted June 1, 

1778, and served till Dec, 1778. as Ser- 
geant in Capt. Cross' Companv under Col. 
Broadhe^d. Also further enlistments. He 
moved after 1790 to Union Township, Mon- 
roe County, Ohio. 

What community wishes the next meeting 
of the Bates Association? 

The dues of all Active Members were due 
August 1, 1914, for the vear from August 
1, 1914, to August 1, 1915. Kindlv send 
your dollar to the Treasurer if you have 
not done so. 

The delay in issuing the BULLETIN is 
due to the fact that the Editor is extremely 
busy with pastoral duties after vacation. 

We have issued post cards of the Scltuate 
Lighthouse and the home of Rebecca and 
Abigail Bates. These can be obtained from 
the Treasurer at twentv-five cents a dozen 
or two cards for five cents. 

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Report of the Secretary, August 6, 1914. 

The past year has been an uneventful one 
in the history of our Association. There 
have been no g'reat p:ains or g-reat losses, 
no remarkable discoveries, no unsolved 
problems of importance to block the work 
of the year; but it has been a year of 
steady prog-ress along- all lines, and we 
come up to another annual meeting- with 
the satisfaction of knowing that our Asso- 
ciation is doing- a good work and one that 
is appreciated. 


Our membership has increased in a most 
encouraging way, showing- the continued 
interest of our members and the growing 
interest of those of the Bates family who 
have not yet come into our membership. 

Four new Life Members have been added 
to our roll, making- a total of twenty-four 
Life Members, a most excellent showing. 
Three of these are Annual Members who 
have become Life' Members, while one comes 
newly on our list. 

Our Active or Annual Membership list 
has also increased. We began the year 
with 142 Active Members, to which 19 
names have been added. From these we 
must deduct the three who have become Life 
Members, six who have died, and one who 
has resig-ned, a total of ten. This leaves 
us with 151 Active Members, a net g-ain of 
9 for the year. 

Our total of Life Members, 24, and An- 
nual Members, 151, g-ives us a grand total 
of 175 members, a net gain of 13 for the 
year. This result is very g:ratifying. 

The localities from which these new mem- 
bers come shows the wide spread interest 
which our work is arousing-, Massachusetts 
furnishing 9, Michig-an 3, Vermont, New 
York, Florida, Nebraska and Canada, 1 

A few members have probably lost inter- 
est in the work, if we mav judge by the 
fact that ?bout 18 are delinquent in the 
payment of dues for the past two years, 
but, on the other h^nd, we are frequently 
encouraged bv the fact that members long 
delinquent occasionally pay up- all delin- 
quencies^ while others start in anew. It is 
fair, therefore, to presume that many of 
these delinquent ones are still interested in 
the work of the Association. 


Our death roll for the vear has been 
unusually large, six deaths being- recorded 
though two of these died before the Annual 
Meeting of last year. With one exception, 
all these deaths were mentioned in the last 
issue of the BULLETIN. 

Mrs. Margaret E. Packard of South Wev- 
mouth, Mass., died June 27, 1912, but 
knowledge of the fact did not reach the Sec- 
retary until 1914. 

Mrs. Jane I\rarlett Taft of Burlington, 
Vt., died June 30, 1913. Knowledge of this 
death did not reach the Secretary until some 
months later. 

Mrs. Esther E. Lincoln of North Scituate, 
died Feb. 10, 1914. 

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Fish of South Hanover, 
Mass., died March 4, 1914. 

Mrs. Mary C. (Bates) Brown of Plv- 
mouth, Mass., died March 13, 1914. Infor- 
mation of her death came too late for inser- 
tion in the April BULLETIN. She had been 
a member of the Association for four years. 
She was a descendant of Edward of Wey- 
mouth, and was a sister of Philander Bates 
and Orrin B. Bates. 

Orrin Bradford Bates of Weymouth, 
Mass., died at South Weymouth, April 21, 
1914. He was the father of our Vice Presi- 
dent, Walter L. Bates. 

Willis C. Bates of Canton, Mass., died 
March 2, 1914. He was one of the organ- 
izers of the Association, but recently his 
membership had lapsed. Five deaths within 
ten weeks causes us to pause and meditate 
on the exceeding frailty of human life. 


Continued correspojidence from Mr. 
Arthur Finn, of Lydd, England, reminds us 
of the desirability of the memibers of our 
family establishing some memorial in the 
old ancestral church. The Secretary is 
ready to unite with a number of other per- 
sons in making a gift for this cause if 
others can be found w^ho are interested in 


We are continually being reminded that 
our Association is invited to hold its An- 
nual Meeting of 1915 at San Francisco in 
connection with the Panama Exposition. 
While the holding of our Annual Meeting 
there is a legal impossibility, it might help 
our work very materially if some of our 
members who may be planning to attend the 
Exposition should call a meeting of the 
members of the Bates Family on the Pacific 
Coast and by a Family Reunion there in- 
crease the interest in our work. Who will 
go to conduct such a meeting? 

The work of the Secretary has included, 
as usual, a great amount of correspondence, 
including sending out about 300 copies of 


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each issue of the BULLETIN, 300 Lists of 
Members, 100 notices of dues unpaid, 200 
post card notices of the Annual Meetin": and 
about 400 leaflet notices, making- about 1600 
items. In addition to this there are almost 
daily letters from members of the Associa- 
tion or other members of the family, inquir- 
ing concerning- some matter of g-enealogical 
interest. All this is a labor of love in the 
interest of increased knowledg-e concerning 
our ancestry. 


Our sale of pins, electrotypes and post 
cards has continued good during the year, 
showing that we are meeting a real demand 
of the members and others of the family 
who have not yet joined. In some instances 
the interest aroused by the pin or the 
electrotype of the arms has resulted in the 
person becoming a member of the Associa- 


We have issued our BULLETIN as 
usual this year, the two issues being given 
up more largely than in the past to gene- 
alogical data which has been secured for 
us by interested members. Thus in our 
April issue we were able to publish by the 
kindness of Mr. F. 0. Bates, of Detroit, 
one of our Life Members, records from 
Essex, Vt., which are of great interest and 
value to that branch of the family descended 
from Edward of Weymouth. Our inde- 
fatigable Historian, Frank A. Bates, has 
also furnished data from Northumberland, 
England, and from Virginia which is full 
of interest and value. In the September 
issue the record of "Bates Marriages in 
Connecticut," furnished by Mr. C. W. 
Church, of Waterbury, Conn., has been 
spoken of as of inestimable value to the 

The Ancestries have been continued, giv- 
ing us not only the complete record of the 
individuals named, but available also for 
all their near relatives. 

The value of our BULLETIN is shown 
by the result of an investigation which the 
Secretary made the oast winter as to the 
way copies of the BULLETIN were being 
kept by libraries to which it is sent. Out 
of 24 libraries to which it is sent, 19 re- 
sponded to a letter of inquiry, stating that 
the BULLETIN is carefully preserved and 
appreciated, and that they are very desir- 
ous that it shall continue to come to them. 
The five that have made no reply are in 
small towns, with poor facilities for pre- 
serving such periodicals. 

That the BULLETIN is appreciated is 
farther shown by the fact that the Treas- 
urer's report shows that eight dollars has 
been received from the sale of BULLE- 

As directed at the last Annual Meeting, 
we have published a list of Members of the 
Association. This list is interesting and 
valuable as a means of acquaintance with 
our kindred. It also shows the wide geo- 
graphical distribution of our membership. 
Counting in the members who have joined 
since the list was published, we have 181 
names. Of these, Massachusetts has the 
majority, 97, New York has 16, Ohio 8, 
Illinois 7, Connecticut and Michigan 5 each, 
Maine and Vermont 4 each, Rhode Island, 
Indiana and Missouri 8 each, District of 
Columbia, Wisconsin, Colorado and Oregon 
2 each, while one member is found in New 
Hampshire, New Jersev, Pennsvlvania, 
Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, 
Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Texas, Ten- 
nessee, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkan- 
sas, California, Washington, and Canada. 
Thirty-one states. District of Columbia and 
Canada, making thirty-three states or the 
equivalent- Verily, we are spread abroad ! 

Address of the President. Gardner Bates. 

Our Association is one of a large num- 
ber of similar societies. While their aims 
and purposes are well understood, it may 
not be out of place to stir up your pure 
minds by way of remembrance. The word 
family suggests home and the ones who 
made home what it was. A house, without 
the loved ones, is not home. Wealth and 
luxury in themselves cannot make a home, 
or take the place of human sympathy and 

'The word home has come down to us 
through thirtv languages and thirty cen- 
turies." It will bring a throb to the heart 
and tears to the ej-es, when all other ap- 
peals are in vain. 

This explains why poems like ''The Bare- 
foot Boy," "Snow Bound," "The Pipes of 
Lucknow," and songs like the "Old Oaken 
Bucket" and "Home Sweet Home" retain 
the popular favor. Their immortal melo- 
dies will be heard around the world, while 
memory remains. The family is the foun- 
dation of society. The degree of stability 
in social and national life depends upon the 
home virtues. One of the evil signs of our 
present American life, is the fact that in 
the hurry and bustle which attend our daily 
life, the home training and association is 
crowded out. 

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No amount of education in schools or col- 
leges, can take the place of the home vir- 
tues of generosity, self reliance, honorable 
pride, reverence and honesty. 

These are the elements of moral ^bre 
which have produced strong mer sind 

''Tall men, sun crowned, who live aK ,e the 

In public duty and in private thinking." 

Is our success as a nation due to location 
or natural resources, or is it due largely 
to tlie character of the people? Character 
has certainly been the dominating force. 

It is the duty of every^ American citizen 
to wage unending warfare for those princi- 
ples which have in the past made for great- 
ness. Our family Associations have a great 
work along the line of fostering family and 
national pride, and seeing to it that the 
glory of the past is not dimmed by actions 
of the present. It should be our determina- 
tion that the Bates name, honored in the 
past, shall not sutfer by any act of ours, 
but that its high standard shall be raised 
still higher. 

During the past year there have come to 
our shores from foreign lands the vast 
number of 1,300,000 people. We must 
Americanize them or they will foreignize 
us. Too many of our people look with in- 
difference upon the dangers which threaten 
our institutions. No present danger is 
more to be feared than this large class of 
gone-to-seed Americans, who do nothing to 
aid our institutions, and who view the out- 
come with indifference. 

During the siege of Boston, Gen. Wash- 
ington consulted Coigress upon the pro- 
priety of bombarding the town of Boston. 
Mr. Hancock, a distinguished merchant, 
was the President of Congress. After Gen. 
Washington's letter was read, a solemn si- 
lence ensued. This was broken by a mem- 
ber making a motion that the House should 
resolve itself into a committee of the whole, 
in order that Mr. Hancock might give his 
opinion upon the important subject, as he 
was deeply interested from having all his 
estate in Boston, which estate was very 
large and valuable. After Mr. Hancock had 
left the chair he addressed the chairman of 
the committee of the whole in the following 
words: **It is ti-ue, sir; nearly all the prop- 
erty I have in the world is in houses and 
other real estate in the town of Boston; 
but if the expulsion of the British army 
from it and the liberties of the country re- 
quire their being burnt to ashes — issue the 
order for that purpose immediately." 

It has been said that the study of history 

"serves to amuse the imagination; to inter- 
est the passions; to improve the understand- 
ing, and to strengthen the sentiments of 
virtue and piety." If this statement is true 
in general, it is especially true of the his- 
tory of this republic. 

Our ancestors were men with iron in their 
blood; men who put principle before policy, 
and character before cash. With an un- 
faltering trust in God and the right, they 
left their homes and native land to estab- 
lish in an unknown wilderness a Christian 
commonwealth. Less than three centuries 
have made their natiern a world power and 
supremely \indicated their vision, placing 
their names among the founders of empires. 

They believed with all their souls that, 
"111 faVes the land to hastening ills a prey. 
Where wealth accumulates, and men decay." 

To commemorate such men would be to 
fall far short of our duty and privilege. 
To imitate them should be the ideal and 
endeavor of every citizen. They were filled 
with such sterling purposes and such lofty 
zeal, that each succeeding generation has 
felt its power and although the moss of 
more than two centuries has gathered over 
their last resting place, they are yet "the 
dead but sceptered sovereigns, who still 
rule our spirits from their urns." 

The foundation stones of their empire 
were education and religion. Other empires 
have arisen, and have attained world power 
only to disappear when ignorance and vice 
became general among the people. This 
country will be no exception, under similar 
circumstances. We may live for a time on 
inherited health and wealth, even though 
we abuse both, but a day of reckoning is 
inevitable. Succeeding generations will fall 
far short of our present blessings if we thus 
squander our inheritance. 

Conservation of health, wealth and char- 
acter should be the watchword of the times. 
Not the high cost of living, but the cost of 
high living, should receive our earnest con- 
sideration. Plain living and high thinking 
are the ever enduring sources of physical, 
mental and moral energy. No people in any 
age ever came nearer to this ideal and bed- 
rock principle of power. 
"Are these the painted folds that fly 
On morning mist and sunset sky, the guar- 
dians of a land? 
No, if the patriot pulses sleep 
How vain the watch that hirelings keep." 

A great preacher recently startled his 
congregation by the use of the following 
epigram: "It is a beautiful thing to see a 
man take off his hat and bow to an ideal, 
but it is an infinitely finer thing for him to 
take off his coat and fall to work for it." 

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"Eternal vicrilance is the price of liberty," 
but vigilance means more than dreaming,^ it 
means to make the ideal real. Can- 
ning wrote in 1801, **My road must be 
throug-h character to power. I will try no 
other course, and I am sanoruirie enoug'h to 
believe that this course, though not perhaps 
the quickest, is the surest." 

Tried and tested methods and beliefs 
should not be discarded simply because they 
are old. Many want to break awav from 
restraint, and endeavor by some short cut, 
to achieve that which can come only by self- 
restraint and perseverance. 

It has been said that "one good, strong, 
sound man is worth one hundred, nay one 
thousand men without character in building 
up a state." This statement is abundantly 
proven by the history of New England. We 
have had an influence in education, legisla- 
tion, and religion, very much in excess of 
our relative population, and no country in 
the world exceeds the per capita deposits 
in savings banks. 

^ Such a history is a challenge to every 
citizen, more earnestly to consider and more 
faithfully to perform, his duties, as succes- 
sors to men of such physical, mental and 
moral power as the founders of our Re- 

"For well she keeps her ancient stock. 
The stubborn strength of Pilgrim Rock; 
And still maintains with milder laws. 
And clearer light, the Good Old Cause! 
Nor heeds the sceptic's puny hands, 
While near her school the church spire 

Nor fears the blinded bigot's rule, 
While near her church spire stands the 


Report of the Historian. • 

Frank A. Bates 

Kinsmen of the Bates Family: 

I very much regret that the infirmities 
of the body prevent my rendering a proper 
report of my investigations into the History 
of the Family during the past year. How- 
ever I have not been entirely idle. 

Extracts have been made from nearly 
400 genealogies, histories and vital records 
of towns. Many more, that furnished no 
returns, have, of course, been examined, but 
it is surprising how few of the numerous 
family histories have no reference to some 
member of the family of Bates. 

It is impossible to specify how many of 
the name have been added to the files, but 
they will be numbered in the thousands. A 

large proportion of these have been assigned 
their place in my files, and it is surprising 
how few duplicates have as yet been found. 
There are several hundreds of names still 
waiting classification. 

Of the special investigations, that are in 
near process of completion, I may mention 
"A preliminary genealogy of the Descen- 
dants of Joseph Bates of Middleborough, 
Mass.," Vv'hich has been forwarded to the 
editor of the Bulletin, but which should 
not be made public until some additions, 
which have lately come in, are placed in 
their proper position. I wish to extend 
thanks for assistance rendered by Mr. 
Frederick G. Bates, of Detroit, Mich., Mr. 
J, Wm. Atkins, of Berkeley, Cal., and Mr. 
Clarence F. French of Waltham, Mass., as 
well as some others. This compilation is 
not yet complete, lacking some of the de- 
scendants who settled in V'ermont, etc. 

Also considerable attention has been paid 
to the descendants of John and Mary (Far- 
well) Bates, of Chelmsford, Mass., and their 
status in the family roll. This is the John 
Bates who is supposed to have been born 
in Boston about Jan. 9, 1641-2; baptized 
11-23-1641, son of Edward. John of Chelms- 
ford, made his will July X8, 1716 and states 
that his age is about 74 years. This will 
was probated June 26, 1722, and a grave- 
stone in the cemetery states that John Bates 
died April 17, 1722, age about 80 years. 
(One authority says, died April 11.) I 
have traced this family into Westford, 
Mass., New Ipswich, N. H., Jaffrev, N. H., 
Waitsfield, Vt., Potsdam, N. Y., Ashburn- 
ham, Mass., Randolph, Vt., Canterbury, 
Conn., etc. 

The details are not yet all gathered, and 
will not be ;-ill someone examines several 
records which I have merely glanced at 
sufficiently to see that they contained notes 
on this family. Particularly valuable will 
te the land convevances of Middlesex Co., 
Mass. Thanks are here tendered to Mr. 
Charles Reed, Secretary of the Bostonian 
Society, and Mr. George Stewart, of Con- 
cord, both descendants of this branch. 

I may also mention that I have spent 
some time on English histories, including 
Burke's excellent works on the Armorial 
Families., not because I thought the work 
especially valuable at this stage of the 
game, but because I might never again have 
the opportunity. These notes are as yet 
not even copied. I may say that I have 
lately, by the kindness of Mr. Edward E. 
Norton, of Boston, and his cousin, Mr. Aleck 
Abrahams, of London, Eng., Honorary Sec- 
retan.' of the Islington Historical Society, 
received an original manuscript will, on 
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Joseph^ Batos of Middf«borough, Mass., 

and some of his descendants, 

by Frank A. Bates. 

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Daniel Dwig:ht, b. July 11, 
1833; m. Aug:. 21 or 22, 1866, 
Agnes A. England. 

Joseph Curtis Knapp, b. May 
20, 1835. 

George Alfred, b. May 29, 1837. 

Irene Knapp, b. April 7 or 9. 
1840; m. July 26, 1865, Henrv 
C. Stowell, b. April 17, 1839 
(Rev. James A. Bates savs 
1822) ; d. Sept. 30, 1887. She 
d. April 19, 1869. They had 
one dau., Elizabeth Irene, b. 
April 7, 1869, who m. James 
H. Tattersail and (2) Clar- 
ence E. Brown. (Rev. J. A. 
B. says the latter m. Sept. 27, 
1888, A. C. Sherwood.) 

Henry Thomas, b. Jan. 7, 1842; 
d. Feb. 27, 1867. 

24. LEWIS C." BATES (Sylvanus', 

Joseph* ^ Edward^'), born Nov. 3, 

1800. His wife is not named, but he 

probablv had a daughter. 

1. Hannah P., b. April 11, 1832; 

mar. in 1854 at Derby, Vt., 
Jerre E. Dickerman, son of Dr. 
Jerre and Maria (Fletcher), 
- ' b. Jan. 15, 1830, at St. Johns- 
bury, Vt. 


(Henry M.', Jacob^ Joseph'', 
Edward''), born April 28, 1839, at 
Irasburg, Vt.; died April 16, 1901, 
at Chicago, 111. He attended the Uni- 
versity of Vermont ?nd enlisted in 
Co. B., 8th Regt. Inf. Ver. Vol., April 
30, 1862. He was discharged Sept. 19, 
1863 to permit him to go into "spe- 
cial service" under Gen. Butler with 
headquarters at New Orleans, La. 
When he left the service in 1866 he 
removed to Chicago, 111. He married 
at New Orleans, Alice Emilv Moore, 
daughter of Apollos and Effile Delina 
(Tuttle), born Nov. 12, 1843, at Chi- 
copee, Mass. She was educated in 
the public and normal schools of 
Westfield, Mass., and went to New 
Orleans in 1860 as Principal of the 
N. O. High School. After removal 
to Chicago, she started a private 
school for girls, known as the Park 
Institute, one of the largest and best 
known schools of the kind in the 
United States, and one of the first 
preparatory schools for Wellesley 

College. She sold the school about 
1885. Since that time she has been 
active in charitable work and promi- 
nent in the white slave movement. 
She is a member of several Chicago 
clubs, including the V/oman's Oub. 
At present (1913) she resides in Eu- 

Children, bom in Chicago, 111.: — 
i. Henry Moore, b. March 30, 

1869; m. Sept. 4, 1894, Clara 
A. Belfield, b. June 26, 1870 in 
Chicago. They have one child, 
Helen Belfield, born April 10, 
1896. He graduated from the 
Univ. of Mich, in the class of 
1890, and the Law Dept. of the 
Northwestern Univ. Has been 
Prof, of Law in Univ. of Mich., 
is now Dean of the Law Dept. 
Res. at Ann Arbor, Mich. 
ii. Frederic George, b. Nov. 15, 
1871; m. (1) July 8, 1896, Mar- 
garet S. Douds, b. Feb. 11, 
1873, at Louisiana, Mo.; d. 
there Sept. 16, 1896; mar. (2) 
at Chicopee, Mass.. Dec. 20, 
1899, Edith Lucy Wood, d.xa. 
^- of John B. and Lucy (Kim- 

ball), b. Oct. 22, 1874, at Chi- 
copee. They have one daugh- 
ter, Dorothv Wolcott, b. Nov. 
J 29, 1906. He is an architect. 

■ <' - Lived in Chicago till 1901 

■ ; when he removed to Cleveland 

to become associated with J. 
Milton Dyer, architect. In 
1913 organized the firm of 
Kane,. Bates & Doughty, with 
offices in the Dime Savings 
Bank Bldg., at Detroit, Mich., 
for the practice of architec- 
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Eliphalet', Joseph' ^ Edward^'), born 
May 8, 1830; died 1888; resided at 
Granby, Mass.; married (1) 'M-dry 
Ballou; married (2) Helen Anne^s. 

Children: — 
i. Atwood. 

ii. Edith. 

27. JAMES A.^ BATES (James', Elipha- 

let^ Joseph*", Edward''), born May 
2, 1832; married Sarah Soley, born 
1836. Cong, minister. Resides 
South Royalston, Mass. 

i. William A., b. 1863. 

ii, Alvan E., b. 1865; m. Martha 

Oppenshaw. Child, Ethel, b. 

iii. Chester A., b. 1867. 
iv. Charles A., b. 1869. 
V. Ethel, b. 1872. 



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28. CHARLES H.' BATES (James\ 

Eliphalet', Joseph**, Edward*'), bap. 
July 13, 1834 J married Lucina Dick- 

i. Henry. 
ii. William, 
iii. Edward. 

29. THOMAS^ BATES (Thomas*, Elipha- 

let\ Joseph**, Edward*'), born March 
3, 1844, at Maysviile, 111.; married 
Dec. 27, 1870, Sarah Ricker, at 
Turner, Me. 

Children: — 
L Harry; d. yng. 
ii. Rosa. 
iii. Frederick. 

80. HOMER M.' BATES •(Benjamin-, 
Eliphalet', Joseph*', Edward''), re- 
sides at Normal, 111.; married (1) 
Mary C. Benjamin; married (2) 
Amanda C. Miller, 

i. Roy. 
ii. Edith. 
iii. Laura, 

31. LOUIS S: BATES (Sylvanus*, Elipha- 

letS Joseph*', Edward' M, born Feb. 
16, 1840, probably at Itoyalton, Vt. 
Res. LaGrang-e, Ga.; married July 
20, 1871, Charlotte Gibson. 

Children: — 
i. Mary Ann.; m. Romulus 

ii. Julia. 

32. ROBERT L.' BATES (Svlvanus', 

Eliphalet*, Joseph*', Edward' '), 

probably of Macon, Ga. ; born Sept. 

a, 29, 1848; died Oct. 30, 1875; married 

June 15, 1871, Eliza Hollingsworth. 

i. Eugene; d. yng, 
ii. Roberta, 


(Rev.) (Samuel*, Thomas', Joseph*", 
Edward*'), resided at Newbury and 
Burlington, Vt.; born Nov. 11, 1831, 
Brookfield, Vt; married Sept. 27, 
1871, Marion Elizabeth Walker, 
daughter of Morrill J. and Jerusha 
(Russell), born Jan. 29, 1843, Nor- 
wich, Vt. 

Children born in Newbury: — 
i. Mary Russell, b. Sept. 9, 1872; 

Asst. Lib., Univ. of Vt. 
iL Samuel Walker, b. Sept. 9, 

1880; d. Burlington, April 27, 


84. JOSEPH C. K.' BATES (Daniel*, 

Thomas', Joseph**, Edward"), re- 

sided at Waltham, Mass.; born May 
20, 1835; died Oct. 14, 1899. Serg. 
in the Civil War; married Julv 12, 
1856, Charlotte Elizabeth Moulton, 
daughter of Chase Cawley and Char- 
lotte (Rowe) Moulton, born Feb. 
19, 1835; died Nov. 27, 1895. 

Children: — 
i. Charles Curtiss, b. July 7, 

1859; d. July 7, 1859. 
iL Liza Sarah, b. Aug. 15, 1862; d. 
March 20 or 30, 1885; mar. 
Oct. 7, 1884, Benjamin Frank- 
lin Jones, b. Feb. 10, 1862. 
iii. Nellie Irene (or Nettie), b. Dec. 
31, 1864; m. Sept. 24. 1SS9, 
Wilson Lincoln Fairbanks, son 

• of John B. and Caroline ( > 

of Natick, Mass., b. Feb. 22, 
1865. Res., Passaic, N. J., 4 
iv. Alice Lydia, b. Sept. 17, 1866; 
mar. July 25, 1891, Clarence 
Freeman French, son of Allen 
D. and Mary E. (Yates), of 
Belfast, Me. Grad. Tufts Col. 
Lawyer at Waltham, Mass., b. 
Aug. 20, 1864, 5 children. 
V. George Moulton, b. Dec. 1, 
1871, at Waltham; grad. 
Tufts Col.; mar. Oct. 6, 1S97, 
at Quincv, INIass., relabel 
Emma Oxford, d^u. of Samuel 
and Emma (Whitford), b. in 
England, June 21. 1875. Chil- 
dren: — Aurelia Whitford, b. 
Feb. 25, 1899, at Boston, and 
•^' ' ^ Charlotte Oxford, b. Dec. 25, 

1900, at Waltham. 
vL Mary Aurelia, b. May 26, 1873. 

35. GEORGE A.' BATES (Daniel* 
Thomas', Joseph*', Edward"'), born 
May 29, 1837; died June 29, 1873, 
Waltham, Mass.; married (1) Aug. 
27, 1861, Ellen Strong, who died J^n. 
2, 1865; married (2) Mav 1, 1S67, 
Helen Smith, who died Aug. 27, 1876. 

Children by wife Ellen: — 
i, George, Aug. 27, 1864; d. 

March — , 1865. 
Children bv wife Helen: — 
ii. Ellen, b. April 25 (or Oct. 14), 

1868; married Sept. 20, 1888. 

Albert C. Sherwood, b. Oct. 14, 

1868. She d. March 1, 1898, 

leaving three children. 
iiL Frank Pierre, Aug. 20 (or 26), 

1870; d. Jan. 20, 1892, Berlin, 

' iv. Henry Dwight. b. Sept. 1, 1872; 

d. Dec. 19. 1875, Waltham. 
V. Nina Williams, b. Nov. 13, 

1874; d. May 12, 1875. 

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Report of the Historian. 

Continued from page 56 

parchment, of a certain Robert Collen, of 
Lydd, County of Kent, Ena:land, dated 1568, 
in which he mentions his sister, Elizabeth 
Bate. This is undoubtedly the Elizabetii 
Cullen who married William Bate. This 
may prove to be a very valuable document, 
and is assuredly a very good thing to have, 
since I think I am safe in saying that few- 
people in this country have family manu- 
scripts dated back fifty ye-irs before the 
landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. 

In regard to the vote passed by the Asso- 
ciation at its last meeting in regard to the 
issuance of Reoristry Blanks for the use 
of Members Records, the Historian con- 
fesses that after due consideration of the 
matter, he found it difficult to arransre a 
suitable blank without going to an expense 
that did not seem to be justifiable in consid- 
eration of the state of the treasury, and he 
did not care to put out one that would re- 
flect on the taste and judgment of the so- 
cietjr, on account of its cheap look. There- 
fore it has been laid over to a more con- 
venient opportunity. 

In conclusion the Historian desires to say 
that he regrets that he is unable to be pres- 
ent, it being the first time in the history of 
the Association that he has failed to take 
some part. 


X CLEMENT— See Bates Ancestry No. 

2. JOSEPH— See Bates Ancestry No. 1. 

3. JOSHUA— See Bates Ancestry No. 1. 

4. JOSHUA— See Bates Ancestrv No. 1. 

5. JOSHUA— See Bates Ancestry No. 1. 

6. AMBROSE, born at Hingham, second 
precinct (Cohasset), Sept. 3. 1758; married 
May 26, 1782, Priscilla, daughter of Francis 
and Sarah (Hobart) Lincoln. She was bap- 
tized in Hingham, second precinct, Aug. 17, 
1760, and died March 2, 1841. He died 
April 30, 1833. He was a soldier in the 
Revolution and kept a diary of his cam- 
paigns. Resided on Beechwood St., in a 
house just east of the river. 

at Cohasset, Nov. 1, 1799; married Dec. 15, 
1825, Esther, daughter of Daniel and Rebec- 
ca (Billings) Johnson of Sharon, Mass. She 
wfls born Dec. 19, 1800, and died Sept. 3, 
1896. He died May 18, 1882. He was a 
mason and lived for many years in Boston, 
but returned to the old home on Beechwood 
Street, Cohasset. 

Boston, ]March 17, 1828; moved with her par- 
ents to Cohasset in 1835. She married !May 
5, 1849, William Lincoln, Jr., of Cohasset, 
who was born Dec. 22, 1821 and died August 
26, 1864. Resided in Cohas=et except for a 
brief residence at Norton, Mich., where her 
husband died. She died Feb. 10, 1914. Their 
children are Walter Foster, of Concord, N. 
H.; Henry Thomas, of Cohasset: George 
Cummings of Prosser, Wash.; and Priscilla 
Bates of Cohasset. 

at Cohasset, Nov. 7, 1854. Bricklayer. Re- 
sided in New York City and various states. 
Traveled from British Columbia to Panama 
and abroad. Resides at Cohasset, near 
North Scituate. A Life Member of the 
Bates Association. 

June 16, 1860. Resides at Cohasset. A Life 
member of the Bates Association. 


1. CLEMENT— See Bates Ancestry No. 1. 

2. JOSEPH— See Bates Ancestrv No. 1. 

3. JOSHUA— See Bates Ancesti^ No. 1. 

4. ISAAC, born at Hingham. Mass., 
March 3, 1707-8; married, Dec. 28, 1732, 
Martha, daughter of John and Rebecca 
(Lincoln) Clark. Resided in second pre- 
cinct, Beechwoods. Constable in 1740. 

5. JOSEPH, born Aug. 29, 1733, at Hing- 
ham; married (1), Nov. 25, 1762, Sarah 
Hay ward of Mendon; married (2), Martha 
Chilson of Mendon. Resided at Mendon, 
Mass., where he died April 1, 1793. He 
was a soldier in the Revolution. 

6. MICHAEL, born at Mendon, Mass., 
May 13, 1769; married Chloe Atwell. Re- 
sided at Brandon, Vt. Died 1843. 

7. GEORGE DENNIS, born at Brandon, 
Vt., Nov. 11, 1811; married (1), Jan. 19, 
1841, Anne Maria Warner, who died within a 
year without children; married (2), June 
22, 1845, Alice Maria Baker, who died leav- 
ing three children; married (3), April 4, 
1856, Mary Ann Matthews, by whom he had 
two children. He was a banker, organizing, 
at Akron, Ohio, before the Civil War, the 
private bank of George D. Bates & Co., 
which was afterward the Second National 
Bank of which he was president until his 
death. He died Julv 25, 1887. 

8. GEORGE DENNIS, born at Akron, 
Ohio, Aug. 18. 1866; married i\), Estelle 
W. Willis of Plainfield, N. J., who died at 
Akron, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1889; married (2), 
August 26, 1905, Laura E. Gaebler of St. 
Louis, Mo. No children. A banker. Life 
Member of the Bates Association. Resides 
at Akron, Ohio. 

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The Home of Rebecca and Abigail Bates, Scituate, Mass. 

We welcome two new Life Members of cur 
Association, Mr. George D. Bates of Akron, Ohio, 
whose ancestry appears in this issue, and Miss 
Luella M. Bates of LaCrosse, Wis., whose ances- 
tral line is Clement \ Joseph-, Joshua ^ Solomon*, 
Nehemiah^, AsaMsaac',Ozro\Lueila^M. Bates. 

Death of Miss Mary R. Bates 

Another member of our Association has passed 
away. Miss Mary R. Bates of Braintree, Mass., 
died Oct. 19, 1914, aged 40 years. She was a 
daughter of Josiah Franklin - Bates, (James ', Jo- 
seph N.^, Seth\ Clement'**, Joseph*. James-, 
Clement'). . 

Do you know that Abraham Lincoln was a dis- 
tant relative of some of our Bates Family? Jos- 
eph^ Bates, (Joseph-. Clement') married Mary 
Lincoln, a daughter of Samuel Lincohi of Hing- 
ham. the immigrant ancestor of Abraham Lincoln. 

Hon. James Sryce Honors the Hingham 

Some time ago, in presenting the old stepping 
stone which stood in the public square at Hing- 
ham, Eng., to Hingham, Mass., Hon. James Bryce, 
the English ambassador, gave the following char- 
acterization of the Hingham immigrants — 

"The settlers," said Mr. Bryce, " who came from 
Norfolk to Massachusetts bay to escape the op- 
presive rule of King Charles I, and Archbishop 
Laud, brought with them ideas and beliefs and 
habits already deeply rooted among the English- 
men of East Anglia, one of the most truly Teu- 
tonic parts of England. The love of freedom in the 
state, the love of freedom m religion, the sense of 
duty to God and to conscience; it was for the sake 
of these things that they left their quiet Norfolk 
homes to face the stern wmters of a new and al- 
most unknown land, in whose forests lurked un- 
known dangers from wild beasts and wild men. 
And it was on the foundation of these principles 
that they built up their institutions here, set up 
their self-governing colony and in due time joined 
in framing the constitut.on of their state and of 
the federal republic. 

" That the American people have grown to a 
greatness and prosperity undreamed of by the 
httle band who came from Old Hingham nearly 
three centuries ago is due partly to the sturdy 
spirit of the old race, but largely also to the faith 
that has never faltered in the principles and be- 
lief which the early settlers of the Bay state 
brought with them, and in their loyalty to which 
they and their decendants have never faltered. 
The history of American freedom is a continua- 
tion of the history of English freedom and both 
countries have alike given an example to the 
world of what these principles can accomplish." 

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Series II Volume III 

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Number 2 

Arthur Lee Bates of Portland, Maine 

Bates Bulletins Bound. 

Series I of the BULLETIN can now be 
obtained in bound form from F. J. Wilder, 
46 Cornhill, Boston. This includes the first 
eleven issues of the BULLETIN and the 

index. The price of the book is five dollars. 
On account of the approaching exh ustion 
of the earlier issues it has been thoug"ht 
be^t to raise the price of the unbound copies 
of Series I to four dollars for the set. 

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1. CLEMENT BATES, baptized Jan. 
22, 1594-5, at Lydd, England. Came to 
Hinp"ham, IMass., 1685. with wife Anna and 
fi\e children. He died at Hini>ham Sepi. 
17, 1671. She died at Hing-ham Oct. 1, 
1669. He was a tailor. 

2. JOSEPH, baptized at All Saints 
Church, Biddenden, Kent, Eng'land, Sept. 
28, 1628. with his father to Hin.o-- 
ham, Mass., 1635. Married Esther, d?u.y:h- 
ter of William and Hester Hiliiard, at Hing-- 
ham, Jan. 9, 1657-8. He died at Hingham 
April 30, 1706, and she June 3, 1709. Brick- 
la\ er. 

"3. JOSHUA, born Au?. 14, 1671, at 
Hingham. Married Jan. 15, 1695-6, Rachel, 
daughter of Ibrook and .Margaret (Hardin) 
Tower, of Hingham. Pie died Sept. 23, 1757, 
at Hingham and she beioi-e that date. Re- 
sided at Hing-ham Second Precinct, (Co- 
hasset) . 

4. JOSHUA, born at Hingham June 16, 
1698. Married Dec. 28, 1721, at Hingham, 
Abigail, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Andrews) Joy. He died March 16, 1766. 
Resided at Cohasset. Bricklaver. 

5. JOSHUA, born at Cohasset, Dec. 1, 
1724. Married (1) Grace, dau'ihter of 
Elisha and Sarah (Lewis) Lincoln, ^larch 
7, 1746-7, at Hingham. She died May 4, 
1781. He married (2) Oct. 13, 1782, Mrs. 
Hannah (Cowing) Pvnchon, who died Nov. 
10, 1841. He died June 8, 1816. Resided 
at Cohasset. 

6. ZEALOUS, born March 1, 1754, at 
Cohasset. Married (1) Aug. 20, 1775, Abi- 
gail, daughter of Daniel and Abigail (Beal) 
Nichols, w^ho died Sept. 25, 1812. He mar- 
ried (2) Nov. 17, 1816, Lois Oilman of 
Scituate, Mass. Resided at Cohasset till 
1816, when he removed to Westboro, Mass., 
where he died Julv 5, 1831. Soldier in the 
Revolution. Grocer. 

7. JOSHUA, born March 20, 1776, at 
Cohasset. ^larried Anna Poor Sept. 4, 1804. 
who died Feb. 7, 1826. He married (2) 
Feb. 8, 1727, Maria Sage Lattimer of Mid- 
dletown, Conn. Graduated from Harvard 
College 1800. Congregational minister at 
Dedham, Mass., 1803-1817.. President of 
Middlebury (Vt.) College 1818-39. Preached 
at Northboro and Dudley, Mass. Died at 
Dudley Jan. 14, 1854. An extended account 
of his life was published in the BATES 
BULLETIN of April, 1912. 

8. WILLIAM, born at Dedham, Mass., 
Jan. 18, 1816. Married Cornelia Frances, 
daughter of Samuel W. and Electa (Bacon) 
Lee of Northampton, Mass., June 8, 1848. 
Graduated from Middleburv College 1837 
and Andover Theological Seminarv 1840, 
CongTegaiional minister at Northbridge, 

Mass., until 1857, and at Falmouth, Mass., 
from June, 1858, until his death, Sept. 10, 

9. ARTHUR LEE, born March 25, 1851, 
at Northbridge, M: ss. Educated at Fal- 
mouth, I^Iass. Clerk in bookstore at North- 
ampton, ^lass., until Nov. 15. 1S69, when 
he entered the employ of the Union Mutual 
Life Insurance Compan"^ , at Boston, c.s 
junior clerk. Removing with the company 
to Portland, Maine, in 1881, he rose from 
one position to another until he was elected 
Assistant Secretary in 1885; Secretary in 
1887; Vice President and a member of ihe 
Board of Directors in 1893, and President 
in 1914. E- ch of these changes, as well as 
the twenty -fifth anni^'ers'u'v of Mr. Bates' 
fir^t emplo^ ment in the office, was ni-^de the 
occasion for congratulatory messages and 
expressions of good will from all the azents 
and employes of the company, as well as 
from other friends. 

On his recent accession to the Piesidency 
he was a guest of honor at the annual ban- 
quet of the Maine Life Underwriters As* 

Mr. Bates is a director of the PortUind 
National Bank and of the Union Safe De- 
posit and Trust Companv ; a member of the 
Masonic and other fraternities, and of the 
Cumberland, Portland and Country Clubs. 
He is a Republican in politics. 

He married Oct. 17, 1881, Nellie Gertrude, 
dauo-hter of George L. and Elizabeth 
(Locke) Bean of Nevrtonville, M^^ss. 

He is a Life Member of the Bates As- 




7. JOSHUA, 8. WILLIAM— See Bates An- 
cestry No. 16. 

Aug. 12, 1859, at Falmouth, M-ss. Grad- 
uated from Welleslev College 1880. A. M., 
Welleslev, 1891, Litt. D., Middleburv Col- 
lege, 1914. Member of Boston Authors' 
Club, Phi Beta Kappa, National Institute 
of Social Science, and Drama League. Pro- 
fessor of English Literature and head of 
the department at W^ellesley College since 
1891. Has had four years of travel and 
study abroad and has travelled extensively 
in her own land. 

A writer of prose and poetrv. Author 
of a text book on American Literature, 
books of travel, stories and other works. 
Editor of manv editions of selections from 
works of English and American authors. 

A member of the Bates Association since 
its organization. 

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CLEMENT— See Bates Ancestry No. 

JOSEPH— See Bates Ancestry No. 16. 

JOSHUA— See Bates Ancestry No. 16. 

ISAAC, born at Hin^ham, Mass., 

1707-8. Married Dec. 28, 1732, 

d. uo-hter of John and Rebecca 

(Lincoln) Clark. Removed to Bellino:ham, 
Mass., about 1750, where he died Aug-. 21, 
17S7. She died at Beilingham, April 7, 

5. JOSEPH, born at Hingham, second 
precinct, Beechwoods, Aug-. 29, 1733. Mar- 
ried (1) Nov. 25, 1762, Sarah, daughter of 
Eleszer Haywood of Mendon, who died 
March 4, 1797. He married (2) April 8, 
1779, Martha Chilson of Mendon, who died 
Aug. 14, 1824. He died April 1, 1793. Re- 
sided at Mendon. 

6. CLARK, torn Oct. 20, 1770. Removed 
to Cincinnati, 0., 1793, and bought a section 
of land in what is now called Camp Wash- 
ington, Cincinnati. Farmer and tanner. 
The house which he built still stands on 
Bates avenue. He married Rachel Marshall 
of Kentucky, of the John Marshall family. 
He was an elder in the Presbyterian 

7. ISAAC, born May 17, 1818, at Cin- 
cinnati; married Adelaide McDougal, whose 
great, great grandfather was a General un- 
der George Washington. Isaac Bates was 
Military Inspector for the State of Ohio for 
a number of years. His name is on the 
memorial tablet in Memorial Hall, Cincin- 
nati. He was School Trustee and Township 
Treasurer for over twenty-five years. He 
died March 26, 1877, from injuries received 
from being run over bv a street car. 

8. ISAAC, born Dec. 15, 1846, at Cin- 
cinnati. Married Mary Ellen Augur June 
3, 1869. Wholesale grocer since leaving 
school in 1865; with J. W. Canfield & Co. 
until 1870, when he became a member of 
the firm of Andrews, Bates & Co., which 
did a large grocery business until 1907, 
when the firm dissolved. Since that time 
Mr. Bates has been in the brokerage busi- 
ness. He Avas a member of the vestry of 
Clifton Calvary Episcopal Church for a 
number of years and is now Senior Warden. 
He has taught in the Sunday School eight- 
een years. He is a Life Member of the 
Bates Association. 




4. ISAAC, 5. JOSEPH— See Bates Ances- 

try No. 18. 

6. BENJAMIN, born Dec. 6, 1780, at 
Mendon, Mass. Married Feb. 23, 1806, 
Rhoda, daughter of George and Keziah Kel- 
ley of South Milford, Mass. Resided at 

7. RUSSELL, born 1820 at Mendon, 
Mass. Married 1851, at Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Margaret K., daughter of Latimer R. and 
Maria (Hawes) Shaw. He died Aug., 1868. 
She died April 7, 1909. Merchant in Bas- 
s'. FRANK ANDREWS, born July 5, 

1852, at Mendon Township. Mass., near 
South Milford. He was brought up in 
Boston; went through the Dwight Gram- 
mar and English High School, then went 
abioud for two \ears and three months; 
partially prepared for college in 1872, in 
Berlin under Prof. Charles Metzdorf, with 
-Arthur C. Bates, grandson of Isaac C. 
Bates of Northampton, and two other young 
men. Was graduated from Harvard Col- 
lege in the class of 1877. He married, Dec. 
6, 1877, Ada M., daughter of Horace M. and 
Mary Bearce, who died May 11, 1880, at 
Colorado Springs, Colo. He went to Ells- 
worth, Kansas in 1882, where he purchased 
a cattle ranch and followed the cattle busi- 
ness for twent\-five \ears. He married as 
a second wife, Kate M., daughter of Alan- 
son M. and Agnes Clark of St. Albans, Vt.. 
Oct. 22, 1884. Retired from business in 
1907 and has since then spent most of the 
time abroad. 


1. EDWARD BATES of Weymouth, 
Mass., born in England about 1605. Settled 
at Weymouth as early as 1639. Elder of 
the church as early as 1649. Wife's name 
Susanna. Died at Weymouth March 25, 
1686. aged 81 vears. 

2. INCREASE, born Dec. 28, 1641, at 
Weymouth; married Mary, daughter of John 
and Sarah Whitmarsh of Weymouth. He 
died Feb. 20, 1717. 

3. SAMUEL, born about 1693; died Dec. 

8, 1752. He married (1) Grace , who 

died Dec. 29, 1724; married (2) intention 
Sept. 18, 1725, Hannah, daughter of John 
and Hannah (Beal) Ward. Miller and cord- 

4. WILLIAM, born Dec. 7, 1712; mar- 
ried Mary Ward, Oct. 12, 1735, who died 
1758; married (2) Mary Merrow of Boston, 
Nov. 9, 1761. He died 1785. Yeoman and 
cordwainer. Resided at Weymouth, Ran- 
dolph and Cambridge, where he died Oct. 
10, 1785. 

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5. JOSEPH, born May 24, 1746, at Cam- 
bridge, Mass. Married Jan. 9, 1772, at 
Cambridg-e, Mass., Mary Snow; died at 
Cambridg-e Sept. 4, 1803. He Was sergeant 
in the first company of Cambridge militia 
and fou.ght through the Revolution. He was 
second in command of the band of fifty men 
who marched to Saratoga to "take General 
Burgoyne," -nd brought him back as a pris- 
oner to Cambridge. 

6. WILLIAM, born at Cambridge, July 
28, 1790; married at Cambridge July 25, 
1822, Susan Hunnewell Saw^ver, daughter of 
Israel Sawyer and granddaughter of John 
Hicks, who was one of the Boston Tea Party, 
and was killed in fight at Concord. William 
died at Cambridge Nov. 16, 1867. Soldier 
in War of 1812. 

7. CHARLES, born at Cambridge May 
8, 1831; married Anna Pamelia Nickerson 
at Cambridge Dec. 25, 1866. Resides at 

Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 8, 1867; married 
Edith Newell Richardson at Chestnut Hill, 
Mass., Dec. 28, 1901. Harvard College 
1890; Ph. D. 1893; instructor in Greek at 
Harvard till 1895, since that time head of 
Department of Greek at University of 
Pennsylvania, Phila. In 1905-6 was given 
leave of absence and served as Director of 
American School of Classical Studies at 
Athens. For the last seven years has been 
editor of the American Journal of Arch- 
aeology. For six years Recorder of the 
Archaeological Institute of America, for 
many years on the Council, also Secretary, 
Treasurer and Vice President of the local 
branch of the Society. For twelve years 
member of the Managing Committee of the 
School at Athens. Published an edition of 
the Iphigenia in Tauris of Euripides, and a 
revised edition of Hertzberg's History of 
Greece, and about 90 articles in philological 
and archaeological periodicals. In 1912 read 
a paper by invitation at the International 
Congress for the History of Religions at 
Leyden, Holland. Life Member of the Bates 
Association. / 

Additions and Corrections to 

Decendants of Joseph ' Bates of Middle- 

borougli, Mass. 

(See September, 1914) 

The following notes have been furnished 
since the publication of the original article, 
principally by J. William Atkins and Fred- 
eric G. Bates, to whom our thanks are due. 

1. Mrs. Joanna (Tinkham) Bates died 
June 25, 1738, age 43 vrs. 

2. Joseph' died Aug. 27, 1789 in the 68th 
year of his age. He was buried at Hartland 

Center, Vt., but his gravestone has been re- 
moved to the cemetery at Hartland Tnree 

4. Samuel'. There has been some discus- 
sion as to the accuracy of this entrj, ; but it 
seems best to let it stand as it is until more 
positive evidence is presented. 

5. viii. Dustin probably died at West 
Fairlee, Vt. 

6. Joseph''. The proper date of his death 
is probitlv March 1, 1843. 

7. Eliphalet'' was born at Middleborough, 
Mass.; married at East Randolph, Vt., at 
the home of the bride's parents; and died 
at Randolph, Vt. His wife w^s commonly 
known as Polly, and it is supposed that she 
Wcs born at Preston, Conn. 

7. viii. George", married Lucia Smith. 

8. Content (Cushman) Bates probi.bly 
died May 7, 1796. The proper name of ihe 
second wife was probably Althea, though it 
has teen written is in the printed notes. 

8. iv. Typographical error; should be 

8. V. Date of marriage said to be March 

9. Wife was Sophia Cady, probably born 

9. iii. Hannah born Dec. 30. 

9. vi. Sophia is said to have miarried (2) 
Stoddard Benham. Confirmation is desired. 

10. Phineas K.' died March 10, 1868, gr- 
st. at Hartland Three Corners, Vt. There 
is also a stone inscribed "Olive, wife of P. 
K. Bates, died Sept. 13, 1857, ae. 65," which 
indicates that Phineas had a second wife. 

10. ii. Joseph C evidently married Lucv 

A. , who d. Feb. 24, 1878, ae. 32 

years, as the gr-stones of both are in the 
cemetery mentioned. 

10. iii. "Jacob, son of Phineas & Mary 
Bates, died July 11, 1832, ae. 1 year, 9 mos. 
20 days." Gr-st. record. 

15. "Deacon Elias Bates died April 4, 
1872, ae. -79 years. Mary Sabin, his wife, 
died Dec. 30, 1879, ae. 88 yrs." inscribed on 
one stone. 

15. iii. Mary S. died Oct. 21, 1888. 

16. "Jacob Bates, 1795-1885." Betsey 
Fox Bates, 1800-1887." From gr-st. records. 

16. iii. Jacob Fox' was b. 1837 not 1857; 
died June 29, 1881, ae. 43 yrs. 8 mos. A 
daughter died June 15, 1885, ae. 2 yrs. 8 
mos. Daughter Louise M. died June 15, 1885, 
ae. 20 yrs. 

17. James^ died aged 66 yrs. 

V 18. Thomas'' was born at Waitsfield, Vt. 
jHe resided for a time at Randolph, Vt., 
c^but went to Mavsville, near Griggsvilie, j 
3'Pike Co., Ills., in 1833. ft-4«^4ie»i«<MTrnt-^TC (V^ 
(n/ eiCgE=xe2t^h?^--^ft4~J,iik£^^ He died at 

V/^BioottWHftcitt, Ills. His daughter Julia died 
and her husband has married again. The 
daughter Lucy was married at Normal, I tls._^ 
not Norwood. 

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19. Benjamin". His wife was daug'hter of 
the wife of his brother Elias, by her first 
marriage. The children were: (1) Emma 
C, b. Dec. 11, 1839, at Griggsville, Ills.; mar. 
Au?r. 26, 1886, at Bloomington, Ills., to True 
Blake, his third wife. No children. (2) 
Albei-t Sabin, b. Sept. 20, 1842; mar. June 
3, 1885, at Normal, Ills., Mary Frances 
Crozier. He died Feb. 8, 1892. (3) Jane 
E., b. Sept. 21, 1847; d. Oct. 19, 1864. (4) 
Homer Story (see No. 30). The wife, Ruth 
Hutchings Bryant, was dau. of Abner & 
Mary (Sabin) b. Oct. 11, 1812, at Hartland, 
Vt., and died Oct. 18, 1884, at Normal, Ills. 

20. ii. John C. Curd died Nov. 3, 1883, at 
Macon, Ga. 

20. V. Olivia J. was born Oct. 5, 1851. 

21. Eliphalet S.' resided at Prairie City, 
Ills. Their children w^ere: (1) Arthur, 
married Kittie Darling and they have 2 
children. (2) Charlotte Story, b. Mav 5, 
1870; m. June 12, 1901, at Burlington, 
Iowa, to William Guthrie Boone. 

23. Danier. Date of 1st marriage was 
probably 1S29. The Sd wife, Sarah K., per- 
haps died April 10. 

23. V. Irene K.' b. April 7, 1839. 

23. vL Henry T.^ b. June 7, 1842. (?) 

26. Edward P.' died July 1, 1888; name 
of 2d wife said to be Anners. 

27. Rev. James A.' mar. Sarah Adams 
Tobey (not Soley), b. Aug. 20, 1836, at 
Charlestown, Mass. Children: (1) Wil- 
liam Atwood, b, July 28, 1863, in Cevion, 
Asia. (2) Alvan Edward, b. June 12, 1865, 
at Durham. N. H., and had daughter Ethel 
born in 1891. They lived at Atlantic City 
in 1897. (3) Chester Adams, b. July 20, 
1867, at Belpre, Ohio. (4) Charles Atwood, 
b. Dec. 25, 1869. (5) Ethel, b. Oct. 29, 
1872, at Cleveland, Ohio. 

28. Charles U:, born Feb. 10, 1834; 
mar. (2) Mrs. Julia Dickinson. 

29. Thomas' married Dec. 25, 1870. 

30. Homer Story' b. Nov. 15, 1854; mar. 
(1) Marv C. Benjamin, on Feb. 18, 1880, 
dau. of DeWitt & Mary, b. July 26, 1855, 
at Nonnal, Ills.; d. Aug. 16, 1887. Chil- 
dren: (1) Rov Clinton, Feb. 8, 1881, now 
married; (2) Edith May, Oct. 6, 1882; (3) 
Laura Ellen, June 26, 1887. Homer mar- 
ried (2) Sept. 3, 1889, at Princeville, Ills., 
Amanda Emily Miller, dau. of Christian & 
Sarah (Whittington) (Estep), b. June 11, 
1853. No children. 

35 George A.' died June 27, 1877. Mar. 
(1) Aug. 21, 1861. 
35. ii. Eva Ellen, born Oct. 14, 1868. 
35. iii. Frank P., b. Aug. 26, 1870. 

Bates Deaths. 

Mrs. Maria F. (Reed) Bates, widow of 
Henry A. Bates, died at Whitman, Z\Iass., 
Dec. 6, 1914, aged 74 years. 

Mrs. Betsey A. C. Bates, widow of Jack- 
son V. B. Bates, died at East We\ mouth, 
Mass., Dec. 19, 1914, aged 77 years. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Bates, wife of James L. 
Bates, died at Hingham, Mass., Dec. 21, 

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gushing, widow of 
Henrv L. Bates, died at Dorchester, Mass., 
Dec. 23, 1914, aged 75 years. 

Mrs. Martha Tower Bates, widow of 
James B. B:^tes, died at Cohasset, Jan. 23, 
1915, aged 87 years. She was the mother 
of Florence N. and Mary G. Bates, mem- 
bers of the Association. 

Mrs. Susan L. Bates, widow of Orrin B. 
Bates, died at South Weymouth, Mass., 
Feb. 9, 1915, aged 72 years. She was the 
mother of Walter L. Bates, Vice President 
of the Bates Association, and of Frank F. 

The sympathy of the members of the As- 
sociation are extended to our Vice President, 
Walter L. Bates, who, in the past year, has 
lost father, mother and only brother. 

George D. Bates of Webster, Mass., died 
Sept. 23, 1913. He was a descendant of 
Clement' of Hingham, through Joseph", 
Jo3hua^ Jacob*, John% Alan son", Jacob'. He 
was born at Dudley, IMass., I\larch 8, 183G, 
educated at W^ebster public schools and Wil- 
braham Academy, and was for over twenty 
years a prominent merchant in Webster. 
His wife and three children survive him, the 
son, Wilfred B. Bates of Madison, Wise, is 
a member of the Bates Association. 

Andrew Jackson Bates died at his home 
in Webster, Mass., Feb. 13, 1915, aged 75 
years. He was an extensive shoe manu- 
facturer. Mrs. Sarah B. Graver, one of 
our Life Members, is a daughter. The As- 
sociation extends its sympathy to her in this 

Mrs. Julia A. (Bates) Whitten of Wev- 
mouth, Mass., died at Weymouth March 29, 
1915, aged 83 years. She was a daughter of 
Hira Bates of Hanover. 

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President— Gardner Bates, Charlestown, Mass. 
Vice Presidents— Albert C. Bates, Hartford, Conn 
Walter L. Bates, South Wey- 
mouth, Mass. 
Everett A. Bates, Springfield' 
Clerk and Treasurer— Rev. Newton W. Bates 

Austinburg, Ohio. 
Historian — Frank A. Bates, South Braintree, 

Life Membership Ten Dollars. 

Annual Membership One Dollar. 

Single Copies of BULLETIN Twenty-five Cents. 

Where shall our Next Meeting be Held? 

The Association is still waiting' for an in- 
vitation to hold its next meetin^^^ in >our 
town. What community will extend an in- 
vitation to us? 

Death of Frank F. Bates. 

Frank Freeman Bates died at South Wey- 
mouth, Mass., Dec. 25, 1914. He was a son 
of Orrin B. Bates and brother of Walter L. 
Bates. He had been a member of the Bates 
Association from the beginning. For some 
years he resided at Des r^Ioines, Iowa, but 
failing health caused him to return east 
three years ago. 

Abraham Lincoln's relationship to the 
Bates Family is shown along another line, 
in addition to th:it given in the last issue 
of the BULLETIN. Our Vice President, 
Everett A. Bates, sends the following: Re- 
becca, daughter of Samuel Lincoln, immi- 
grant ancestor of Abraham Lincoln, mar- 
ried John Clark of Plymouth, whose daugh- 
ter, Molly Clark, married Jacob* Bates of 
Hingham, (Joshua^ Joseph", Clement'). 

Lyddite, one of the modem explosives, takes it 
name from Lydd, the ancestral home of the im- 
migrant, Clement Bates. Lydd is dangerously 
near the war zone if battles occur in the English 
Channel. We most earnestly hope that no bombs 
from air ships or shells from war ships will injure 
the ancestral Lydd church. 

Bates Marriages. 

Miss Blanche Alma B: tes, daughter of 
George L. Bates of East Weymouth, Mass., 
was married March 10, 1915, to Mr, Harrv 
B. Studley. 

Harold Bates of Rockland, INIass., married 
Dec. 18, 1914, Pearl Taylor of North Ab- 

Death of Mrs. Juliette B. Gordon. 

Mrs. Juliette Bates Atwood Gordon died 
at her home in Bristol, Conn., Oct. 10, 1914, 
aged 63 >ears. She. \vas a daughter of 
William Seeley and Abigail (King) Bates, 
of New Hartford, Conn. 

She married, first, Frank H. Atwood of 
New Hartford, who died March 23, 13SS. 
She married, second, George L. Gordon of 
Plymouth, Conn., where thev resided until 
three ^ ears ago, when thev nioved to Bris- 
tol. Her husband and three sons survive 
her. She was a member of the Bites As- 
sociation from the first ^nd contributed to 
the BULLETIN an article on Robert Bates 
of Stamford, Conn., and his descendants. 


61. Eli Bates gave a Lincoln statue to 
Lincoln Park, Chicago. Also Eli Bates is 
mentioned as one of the founders and mu- 
nificent maintainers of Robert College. Who 
knows his ancestry or more of his history? 

62. A correspondent wishes to know the 
ancestry of his great grandfather, Wiiliara 
Bates, a minister, born at Springfield, :M9ss., 
married Phila Chandler. His son. Levi 
Chandler Bates, was born at Springfield. 

63. Margaret Bates, probably of Maine, 
married Thomas (or James) Stack. A 
daughter, Catharine, was born Oct. 4, 1813. 
She had a brother or uncle who had an 
estate in the parish of Hampton, King's 
Countv, New Brunswick. Who can tell her 
ancestry ? 

Would you like to use the 
Bates Arms on your stationery f 
You can get an electrotype for 
fifty cents and your printer will 
do the rest. 

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John Bates of Haddam, Conn, 
by Albert C. Bates, 

John Bates was admitted an inhabitant 
of Haddam, Conn., June 13, 1671, by vote 
of the town. All stfoit to imd positive proof 
of his ancestral line has thus far been un- 
successful, althoug'h there is a verv strong- 
probability that he was son of James and 
g'randson of Clement of Hin2:ham, Mass. 
If this is true he was baptized Oct. 7, 1649, 
in Scituate, Mass. He died in Haddam Jan. 
15, 1718/19. As early as 1677 he married 
Mrs. Elizabeth Gerard, divorced wife of 
Robert Gerard, mariner, and daughter of 
Matthew Beckwith, Sr., of New London. 
She was seventeen years of age in May, 
1665, and hence was born about 1648; and 
was living at the time of her husband's 
death. She had a daughter, Elizabeth, bap- 
tized -tlay 14, 1671, who appears to have 
been treated by Mr. Bates as if she were 
his own child. 

Their children were: 

(1) John, born June 8, 1678; baptized in 
New London May 4, 1679. 
Solomon, born Feb. 8, 1679 [/80] ; bap- 
tized in New London Aug. 1, 1680, 
Sarah, baptized in New London Aug. 
27, 1682; married Joseph Graves. 

Martha, married James Ray, Jr. 
His stepdaughter Elizabeth, who had mar- 
ried John Bailey and was probably a widow 
at the time, signs with the other heirs on 
Feb. 23, 1718/19, an agreement for the dis- 
tribution of his property. 



(1) John, born June 8, 1678; married (1) 
Elizabeth Markham of Middle- 
town; married (2) Marv . He 

died Feb. 3, 1739/40, in East Had- 
dam, where he had settled at an 
early date. 
Their children were: 

John, born Au?. 19, 1700; baptized in 
Middletown Nov. 10, 1700. 

Elizabeth, born Dec. 21, 1702; b-o- 
tized in Middletown Mav 31, 1702. 
So read the records; but there is 
evidently an error in one of the 

Martha, baptized in East Haddam 
March 4, 1705. 
(4) Clement, baptized in East Haddam 
June 30, 1706. 

Daniel, baptized in East Haddam April 
4, 1708. 

Edith, baptized in East Haddam May 
28, 1710. 

(2) Solomon, born Feb. 8, 1679 [/80], had 
the following children recorded on 
Haddam town records: 
Rachel, born July 28, 1704. 

(5) Solomon, born Sept. 21, 1705. 

(6) Joseph, born Mi,rch 9. 17'i8/9. 

(7) David, born Feb. 6, 1712/13. 
Elizabeth, born April 6, 1714. 

(3) Jonr.than, son of John, married .-^nd 

the death of his wife in April, 

1759, aged "about 82," appe. rs on 

the Hi ddam records. 

Their children, recorded in H;dd-.m, 


Hannah, born Feb. 16, 1713/14. 
Patience, born May 14. 1716. 
John, lorn Aug. 10, 1720. 
Ruth, born April 22, 1723. 

Lvdt'a,'!^^''" April 16, 1729. 
Marv, born Mav 25, 1732. 
Jabez. born March 26, 1734. 

(4) Clement, baptized June 30. 1706; m. 

(1) ;m. (2' \ 

who died Julv 4, 1734; m, (3» 
Mar'^ Strov/. ridge Jr n. 1, 1734/5. 
He died at East H^mpcon .7 n. 16, 
Their children, recorded at East Haddam, 

John, born June 30, 173 4. 

Marv, born Aug- 21, 1735; m.irried 

Jonathan Wi.ley. 
>bigsil, Vorn Anril 10. 1737. 
(8) Thomas, born April 23, 1739. 
Susannah, born June 14, 1743. 

(5) Solomon. Jr., born Sent. 21. 17'5; 
married Oct. 22. 1730, M irtha 

. He died in 1735 ao:ed 80. 

Their children, recorded in Haddam, 
(9) Daniel, born Augr 27, 1731. 
Lydia, born Oct. 19, 1733. 
Martha, born 3Iarch 27, 1733; m -rried 

Ml" 25. 1757, El'sh^i Cone, Jr. 
Sarah; born March 28, 1737. 
Anne, born J-^n. 27, 173? 9; di'^d at 

Haddam July 29, 1805, a^ed 66. 
Rhoda, d- U2"h''er of Solomon . rorn 

June 27, 1746. 
Hannah, daughter of Solomon, born 
Sept. 10, 1754. 
The last two are presumed to belonsr to 
this family, although recorded apart from 
the others. 

(6) Joseph, born March 9, 170^/9; mar- 
ried March 9, 1736/7, Penello-e 

Their children, recorded at Haddam, 
were : 

(10) Elihu, born Nov. 19, 1737. 

(11) Joseph, born April 19, 1743. 

(7) David, born Feb. 6, 1712/13: m^^ri-ied 
Mary Arnold, daughter of Samuel. 

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She died Sept. 5, 1753. 
Their children, recorded at Haddam, 
were : 

(12) David, born March 5, 1735/6. 
Solomon, born Jan. 5, 1737/8. 

Samuel, born May 25, 1742. 

(13) Amos, born July 27, 1746. 

(14) Elezer, born May 11, 1749. 
Jonathan, born May 6, 1752. 

Nov., 1776. 

(8) Thomas, born April 23, 1739. 
His children, baptized in Haddam. were: 
Alljn, baptized Aug., 1767. 
Miranda, baptized Oct., 1770. 
Edwin, baptized April, 1772. 
Thomas and wife, both of Centerbrook, 
were admitted to the church in Haddam in 

(9) Daniel, born Aug. 27, 1731; married 
at Haddam Jan., 1758, Lucy 


(10) Elihu, born Nov. 19, 1737; married 
Hannah Wells. She died Jan. 8, 
1830, aged 89. She w s admitced 
to membership in Haddam church 
June, 1773. 
Their children, all baptized in Haddam, 
Sept, 1773, were: 

(15) Elias. 

James; perhaps the James of Had- 
^M dam church records, who died in 

Boston July 11, 1805, aged 39. 

(11) Joseph, born April 19, 1743; married 
Ruth Lewis, daughter of Zebulon 
and Ruth. She was born Oct. 8, 
Their child was: 

(16) Benjamin, born 1766. 

(12) David, born March 5, 1735/6. 

His children, all baptized in Haddam, 
were : 

Solomon, baptized Dec, 1771. 

Samuel, baptized Dec, 1771. 

John, baptized Dec, 1771. 

David, baptized Dec, 1771. 

Submit, baptized Dec, 1771. 

Lydia, baptized Nov., 1772. 

(13) Amos, born July 27, 1746; married 

July 28, 1772, Eunice Higgins. She 

was admitted to membership in 

Haddam church Nov., 1776. 

Their children, recorded in Haddam, 

were : 

Alice, born Feb. 28, 1774; baptized 

Nov., 1776. 
Eunice, born July 7, 1776; baptized 

(14) Elezer or Eleazer, born May 11, 1749; 
married Hannah Stocking. She 
was admitted to membership in 
Haddam church Oct., 1777, and 
died 1827, aged 71. 
Their children, all recorded in Haddam, 
were : 

Asena, born Nov. 8, 1778; baptized 
^ as Sena, Dec, 1778. 
A Tempe (daughter), born Dec. 12, 
^> 1782; baptized Feb., 1782 [/3]. 

^^ Molly, born Feb. 8, 1784. 
^^ Alford, torn June 7. 1786; baotized 

• as Elthan, July, 1786. 
'*^ Sylvester, b.iptized Oct., 1777. 
^/f Svlvester, baptized Jan., 1791. 
■ * Sariila, baptized Oct., 1795. 

(15) Elias, son of Elihu, married at Had- 
dam March 6, 1806, Lucinda Wells. 
Their child was: 

Matilda, died June 6, 1821, aged 7. 

(16) Benjamin, born 1766; married at 
Haddam Oct. 21, 1790, Rhoda Sco- 

William Bates of Hanover, Morris Co., 

N. J., and some of his decpndants. 

By N. Earl Wharton. 

FOREWORD containing an outline 
T()N CREEK, immigrant, together with a 
brief discussion of the possible parentage 
of William of Hanover. 

William Bates of Newton Creek-, immi- 
grant, was born in England, but religious 
persecution of the Quakers, of which he was 
one, forced him to seek a home in Ireland. 
Here he found a haven for a few \ears 
onlv, for we find him being thrown into 
prison for his belief. Finally, in despera- 
tion, his little group of Friends made- ar-- 
rangement for transportation to "the new 
world." and on Sept. 19, 1681, William, v.ith 
his "famely," set sail in "Ye Owners Ad- 
venture," a pink commanded by the first- 
mate John Dagger. After a long passage, 
which consumed the whole of two months, 
the party anchored at the mouth of the 
DelaAvare River, and soon after decided to 
locate at a point which became known as 
Newton's Creek. William, being the master- 
builder of the settlement, erected the first 
meeting-house, which was situated nenr to 
his cabin. He must have been a prominent 
man in the village, for we find that he twice 
represented the "Irish Tenth" in the Provin- 
cial Congress, also serving as Constr/ole 


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and Lajer Out of the Roads. He fiijures 
in many land deals. His will, proved Nov., 
1700, mentions the follovvinj^ children: Jer- 
emiah, Joseph, William, AbijGTiiil and Scirah. 

L Jeremiah m. Mary (b. 8th 20th 1671), 
dau. of Sc.muel and Esther (Tilton) Spicer. 
Of their children, Marih.i ni. James Wail; m. Thos. Thackara; Mary (un- 
tr^.eed); and William, only son, m. Esther, 
d-u. of Wi.liara and Esther (Willis) Al- 
bertson, but left no male issue surviving'. 

ii. Joseph m. Elizabeth (who sur- 
vived and m. 2ndly). Joseph d. 1731 leav- 
ing among" other children. Joseph, Samuel, 
Joshua, Mercv, Abigail, who m. Samuel Lip- 
pincott, and Elizabeth. 

iii. William, said to have m. an Indian 
g-irl, and d. int. leaving among others a 
son Joseph, who m. and d. int. leaving 
among others a son Thomas, who d. 1784 
leaving the following children: Joseph, 

William, who m. Phoete and left issue 

which is known, Samuel, Hezekiah, Sarah 
(Ellis), Mary (Hartley), Sabilla (Jones), 
and Abigail. 

iv. Abigail, m. Joshua Frame 1687. 

V. Sar^h, m. Simeon Ellis 1692. 

The first William's son Joseph is credited 
bv several writers with having married 
Mercy Clement, but recent studies bv Mrs. 
London Bates and others tend to show that 
the husband of Mercy Clement was a son 
of John Bates, Sr., of Hempstead, L. L 
Joseph and Mercy had among other chil- 
dren: Benjamin, Thomas, Jonathan and 
Abigail, while Lamb adds Rebecca, saying 
that she also had brothers William and 
Samuel. Rebecca married into the Matlock 
family and it was from their familv rec- 
ords that Lamb secured the latter informa- 
tion. The problem of the two Josephs will 
bear further study. 

W^illiam Bates of Hanover, in his mar- 
riage license, is "of Gloucester Co.," indi- 
cating that he was, of the family which was 
founded by W'illiam of Newton (]reek. After 
his marriage in 1741 he settled in Hanover, 
a few miles from Morristown, where we 
find the first record of him in connection 
with the church in 1743, and the baptism 
of his children a year or two later. 

As a parental possibility, Jeremiah is 
eliminated through the failure of the male 
line in the death of his grandson in infancy. 
Joseph's grandchildren are at present un- 
known beyond the fact that they constituted 
the Gloucester County family. William, with 
his Indian bride, settled on Tvndall's Run 
near Haddonfield, N. J., and it is among his 
and his brother Joseph's children that we 
must look for the father of William of Han- 

As regards generations, the first Wil- 
liam's children married about 1695, and his 
grandchildren about 1720. William of Han- 

over was born about 1720 and thus would 
become a great grandson of the immigrant, 
if our deductions are correct. 

There is, however, another parental pos- 
sibility which must be taken into considera- 
tion. John Bates, Sr., of Hempstead, L. I., 
had a son Solomon b. 1671. He appears in 
Hempstead as late as 1712, but moved soon 
afterwards to Elizabethtown, where he reg- 
istered his ear-mark Nov. 9, 1714. He was 
here as late as 1732, when we find him 
advertising for a runaway slave. Just when 
he went to Morristown is not known, but 
he was one of the 450 "freeholders" in 1752. 

He m. Abigail in 1690, and d. aged 

100 yrs. in Nov., 1771. Solomon is said to 
have been the "founder of the Morristov/n 
group,'' but if he was the father of Wil- 
liam, the latter would have been born thirty 
years after the marriage, which seems very 
unlikely. However, it appears that Solo- 
mon's brother Joseph had a son Thomas 
who moved to Morristown and was contemp- 
orary with William of Hanover. It is hoped 
that this foreword will provoke a discussion 
which may throw further light upon the 
parentage of William of Hanover. 

Indebtedness is acknowledged to the fol- 
lowing authorities: Clem.ent's "Sketches of 
the First Emmisrrant Settlers of Newton 
Township," Lamb's "Lamb, Rose and Other 
Families," Rev. Dighton M. Bates and Miss 
Marion Wharton, who collected much val- 
uable information in a recent visit to Ohio. 
Nearly all of the descendants o^ Ephraim 
Bates lived on farms in Noble County, Ohio, 
and for the sake of brevity, where the lo- 
cality is omitted, it is understood that 
Noble County is inferred. 
N. J., is known to have been a resi- 
dent of that village as early as 1743. 
He (probably) m. Rebecca Tomlin- 
son, as a license to marry was grant- 
to the couple in 1741. He was a 
member of the First Presbvterian 
,vf Church, among the records of which 
are found the baptisms of his chil- 
dren. In his will, proved 1770, he 
mentions his wife Rebecca, and 
daughters Catherine and Rhoda. 
2. i. Ephraim, born May 24, 1744, 

at Morristown. 
ii. David, bapt. Mar. 29, 1747, at 

iii.. Uzal, bapt. Feb. 5, 1749, at 

iv. Caleb, bapt. July 14, 1751, at 

V. Rhoda, bapt. Apr. 1, 1753, at 

vi. Mary, bapt. Mar. 20, 1757, at 

vii. Martha, bapt. Aug. 5, 1759, at 

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Morristown; m. David Reeve 

Nov. 14, 1780, and had four 

children: — x\braham, Daniel, 

David Hallock and Bathia. 
viii. Catherine. 
EPHRAIM-^ BATES (William^, b. 
Ma\ 24, 1744, at Morristov/n and 
bapt. there July 6, 1745, by Rev. 
Timothy Johnes. We find him join- 
in-^ the Rockawav Parish Church in 
1768, and a few years later he is 
Settled ne '.r the border between Pa. 
and Va. In April, 1777, he enlisted 
'■^ for Revolutionary service at Catfish 
Camp, Va. (now Washing-ton Co., 
Pa.) for a term of six months in 
C pt. H^nry Enoch's Company under 
Major David Roarers of Va. Re- 
IH enlisted June 1, 1778, as a sergeant 

~- in C '.pt. Cross' Company^ under Col. 

Broadhead. This term was also for 
six months, which he served until the 
■ T , c^ose of the war ?s a "Ran^-er on the 
•' Frontiers," for which he drew "De- 

preciation Pay." He received a war- 
rant for 400 acres of land near his 
home in Washington Co. on Feb. 21, 
1786. The exact date of his migra- 
tion to Ohio is not known, but in 
1809 he entered 160 acres of govt. 
land in the vicinity of S irahsville. 
Some of his sons had preceded him 
to Ohio. He was allowed a pension 
March 26, 1833, and d. Jan. 2, 1834, 
at Sarahsville, a village founded by 
his son Ezekiel. His wife's name was 

Isaac, b. 1770. 

Timothy, b. Nov. 29, 1778. 

Polly, m. John Vorheis and had 


William, untrpced. 

Anne, m. William Dilley. 


viii. John, veteran of the War of 

ix. Amos, who, with his brother 

John, enlisted for the War of 

1812 and did not return. 
X. Ezekiel, founded the village of 

Sarahsville, was twice m., but 

d. without issue. 
3. ISAAC- BATES (Ephraim% William^),. 

J). 1770. Migrated to Guernsey Co.. 

''27. viir. William, d. March 13, 1911. 
" — ' O., 1805; m. (1) Katherine Moore, 
whose sister Ruth m. Isaac's brother 
Children: — 

7. i. Uzal (also called Usial, or 


8. ii. Daniel, b. 1803. 

9. iii. Isaac. 












10. iv. Jacob, b. 1810. 

V. Pnoebe. m. Ephraim Bates, No. 

vi. Samuel, m. and had issue; d. 
in Kansas. 
Isaac Bates m. (2) about 1816, 
Catherine Powell, and moved \:o Sar- 
ahsville, and then to Indiana. 
Children : — 

11. vii. Richard, b. about 1817. 

viii. N- thaniel, d. unm, at Warsaw, 

ix. George, went to Indiana. 
X. P ndrew, m. and had issue at 

Warsaw, Ind. 

xi. K therine, m. Muncie. 

xii. Margaret, m. Scott. 

xiii. Sarah, m. Doan. 

4. TIMOTHY' BATES (Ephramv, Wil- 
liamM, b. Nov. 29, 1778 in Pa. Mi- 
grated to Ohio in 1805, and became 
first postmaster of the villa<4e that 
later tore his name (Batesviile) . 
Was pastor of the first church. He 
m. (1) Feb. 4, 1804, Ruth Moore of 
Captina Creek, Belmont Co., who d. 
1860, aged 74 years. 

Children: — 
i. Susan, b. June 13, 1804, m. 

Julius Rucker, son of Ephraim 
and Katherine Rucker, and 
had seven children: — Eliza- 
beth, Wyatt, Lamden, Phoebe,. 
Emma, Julias and Bethel. 
ii. Uzal, b. Jan. 15, 1806; d. ?Jar. 

1, 1806. 
iii. Marv, b. Feb. 3, 1807; m. John 
Rucker, son of Ephraim and 
Katherine Rucker, and had 
six children: — Louisa (v\'ho rn. 
;,,; Kinsey Johns and had amonsT 

others Amelia Ann, wife of 
Col. N. B. Wharton, parents 
-of the writer), Ruth, Su.san, 
■ Peter, Sinclair and Timothv. 
Abigail, b. Feb. 3, 1807, twin 
sister to Mary; m. John Stotts 
and had four children: — Anna, 
Julius, Timothv and Jacob. 
Bethel, b. March 12, 1809. 
Lovina, b. April 2, 1812; m. 
Abraham Danford and had 
eleven children: — Eli, Bethel, 
Elizabeth, Louanna, Isaiah, 
Ambrose, Anne, Martha, Hen- 
ry, Timothv and RoHand. 
Louanna, b. March 28, 1813; 
m. Josiah Kent and had four 
children: — Israel, Abraham, 
William and Timothv. 
13- viii. Barna, b. July 15, 1815. Civil 
War veteran. 
ix. Anna, m. Dighton Moore, son 
of Samuel and Ruth Moore, 
and had ten children: — John, 






■ fl. 




Abigail, Lafayette, Barna, 
Ruth, S. Ivan i, Abr?.hr«m. Nail- 
er, Martha and Amanda. 
X. Ruth, m. John Boweisock and 

had nine children: — Ruth. Abi- 
gail, Susan, Samuel, Timothy, 
-Surah, Walter, Catherine and 

14. xi. Timothy, b. Dec. 9, 1821. 

15. xii. Lafajette, b. July 9, 1824. 
xiii. Eliabeth, d. youn;^. 

xiv. Nanc , m. Reuben Ho,2,'ue. 

Timothy Bates m. (2) Sarah Ann 
Hughes, who d. Jan. 15, 1872, leaving- 
v.o issue. Timoth^ d. June 15. 1867. 

5. EPHRAIxlP BATES (Ephraim^ Wil- 

liam'), m. Elsie . 


16. i. Daniel. / . : ■■:. " 
ii. Martin, d. unm. 

iii. David, d. unm. 

iv. Edmond, m. Hannah McCann. 

17. V. Ezekiel, m. Jane Yoho. 
vi. Elizabeth, d. unm. 
vii. Harriet, d. unm. 

6. DANIEL^ BATES (Ephraim^ Wil- 

liam'), m. Mary Brothers. 

Children: — 
i. Mary, m. John Hilton and had 


ii. Jane, m. McCann. 

iii. Margaret, m. D-^niel B?1I and 

had five children: — Hester, 

Mary J., James W., Amy and 

iv. Phoebe, d. unm. 

18. V. William. 

19. vi. John. 

vii. Ephraim, m. Phoebe Bates, 
dau. Ijaac and Katherine 
(Moore) Bates, No. 3-v. Moved 
to Indiana. Issue. 

viii. Daniel, Civil War, d. unm. at 
Guthrie Center, Iowa. 

7. UZAL* BATES (Isaac^ Ephraim% 

William'), m. (1) Rhoda Lincicome, 
and (2) Mahala King. 

Children, all by first wife: — 

20. i. Isaac, b. about 1830. Civil 


21. ii. Daniel, Civil War. 

iii. Sarah, m. John McBride. 
iv. Cvnthia, m. Barton Musser. 
V. Elizabeth, m. Robert Butler. 

vi. Jane, m. Robert Moran. 
vii. Phoebe, m. Dillon Archer. 

8. DANIEL^ BATES (Isaac^ Ephraim% 

William'), b. 1803. d. 1891. In 1837 
entered 340 acres of land in Stock 
Twsp., Noble Co.; m. 1827 Jane Hed- 


22. i. John. 

ii. Isaac, Civil War, b. 1829; in. 

(1' in 1848 Hannah Lowe, who 
d. Dec. 5, 1884, and (2) April 
5, 1886, Hi-rriet Riddle. Isaac 
d. leaving no issue. 

23. iii. Joseph, Civil W.a-. 

iv. Margaret, m. Joseph Morrison 
and had eight children: — 
Phoebe, Daniel, Martha J., 
James, Robert, Hannah, Elis- 
ha and Charles. 

24. V. Robert, Civil War. - 
vi. William, d. ^oung. ' 

9. ISAAC* BATES (Isaac, Ephraim% 
William' ) , m. Rhoda Dungan, and 
moved to Cass Co., Nebraska, where 
he died." 

Children: — 

25. i. John, b. 1824. 
ii. Adam, 

iii. Jacob, ; • , ' ; 

iv. Susan, 

V. Jane, went to Iowa. 

vi. Julius, 

vii. Elizabeth, went to Iowa. 

viii. Lemuel, went to Iowa. 

ix. Marv. went to Iowa. 

10. Jpcob* BATES (Isaac', Ephraim% Wil- 

liam'), b. 1810, d. Sept. 26, 1883, m. 

Jane Davidson who d. March 8, 1877. 
Children: — 

i. Sarah Jane, d. voung. 

ii. Phoebe, m. John Phelps and 
had seven children: Anna (m. 
D. M. Bates, s. of Barna Bates 
and his wife Martha, No. 35), 
Caroline J., Mary F. (m. Fin- 
ley J. Bptes s. Barna .-md 
V Martha (McWilli-^ms) Bates, 

No. 39), Jacob, Minnie, Ura- 
villa, and Idn. 

iii. Caroline, m. William Anderson. 

26. iv. Isaac, 

V. Catherine, m. (1) John John- 

son and had three childieM: 
Jane, Lucy and John, and U' 
Benjamin Province and h.-.ii 
two children: Jacob and L< ^n 

vi. Daniel Webster, d. unm. 

vii. Mary A., m. Nathaniel Ha'- ;;* 
John and Christina Bato'^. .>^ 

46. .- - , ,. ■ . 

11. RICHARD* BATES (Isa;ic- . Kpbra^- 

William'), m. Elizabeth I»-'Vj.i-^.n ^' ; . 
resided at Warsaw. In<ir'n-i K --* - 
m. (2> and moved to :wu»nc-»«. >-- 

Children by first wift*: - 
i. Martha, m. "uhird Ifi-Lsni. 

ii. Sarah, m. Wiliiam Y.-rk. 
iii. William B., Civil W;«.r. -^cnl 

west, untraced. 
iv. Margaret, m. Jame.^ Bvers. 
V. Mflrv E.. m. and had i.ssue. 

vi. Robert H., went west,untraccO. 

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12. BETHEL* BATES (Timothv^ Eph- 

raim% William'), b. xAIarch 12, 1809, 
d. 1898. Member State Legislature. 
m. Mr.rv A. Meig-han. 

28. i. Abraham, b. Sept. 3. 1832. 

Civil War. 

29. ii. Hugh, b. Nov. 13, 1833. 

ill. Rebecca, b. April 26, 1835, m. 
S muel ]\IcNutt. 

30. iv. Simeon, b. Oct. 16, 1836. 

V. Harriet, b. June 29, 1838, m. 

Moses Moore and had eight 
children: Bethel, Lewis, Fred- 
erick, William, Margaret, 
Emma, Hattie, and Daisy. 

31. vi. Lewis, b. Jan. 10, 1840, Civil 


32. vii. Patrick, b. Dec 17, 1841, Civil 

viii. Rosaline, b. Julv 14, 1843, m. 
(1) Samuel Steward, and (2) 
Martin Snode Jr. 

33. X. Herman, b. April 10, 1845, 

Civil War. 
ix. Louanna, b. Sept. 1, 1847, m. 

John F. Groves. 
XT. Susanna, b. Nov. 28, 1849, m. 

John Christopher. 

34. xii. Bethel, b. Jan. 15. 1852. 

xiii. Levi, b. Sept. 27, 1853, d. 

13. BARNA' BATES (Timothv^ Ephraim=, 

William^), b. Julv 15, 1815, d. Dec. 19, 
1869, m. March i7, 1836, Martha Mc- 
Williams. Civil War veteran. Siege 
of Vicksburg, Champion Hill, and 
several other battles. 

i. John S., b. May 6, 1837, d. June 

24, 1837. 
ii. Hannah W., b. Julv 4, 1838, d. 
June 12, 1912, m. Peter T. Pat- 
terson and had three children: 
Martha, Mary, and Ira W. 
iii. Susannah, b. June 27, 1840, d. 
Dec. 9, 1911, m. Oct. 24, 1858, 
Nathan J. Stephens and had 
eight children: Martha, Sarah, 
Elmer, John, Timothy, Samuel, 
Adeline, and Nettie. 
iv. Joseph, b. July 9, 1842, d. July 
28, 1851. 

35. V. Dighton Moore, b. May 9, 1844. 

Civil War. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 13, 1846, m. 
Jan. 29, 1865, James Yoho and 
had eight children: Albert, Isa- 
belle, Martha, Malinda, Jacob, 
Benjamin, James, and Reuben. 

viL Ruth, b. Dec. 18, 1848, m. Mav 
7, 1873, Harvey Scott and had 
nine children: Lillian, Martha, 

Mary, Anna, Nan, Clara, 
Dais^-, Craig, and A?ron. 

36. viii. Timothy, b. Feb. 7, 1851. 

ix. Julia Ann, b. Aut. 12, 1852, d. 
Feb. 19, 1897, m. Nov. 15, 1873. 
Luther Barnes and had seven 
children: Margaret, William, 
Dighton, Otto, Fransis, Harri- 
son, and one other. 

37. x. Aaron, b. Feb. 8, 1855. 

38. xi. Keller, b. Jui\ 9, 1857. 

39. xii. Finle> J., b. March 1. 1860. 
xiii. Nancy, b. Sept. 18, 1865, m. 

Aug. 14, 1886, Joseph Stephens 
and had issue. 

14. TIMOTHY^ BATES (Timoth^^ Eph- 
raim-', William'), b. Dec. 9, 1821, m. 
Aug: 1843, Sarah J. Meighan who d. 
Mfrch 1, 1907. 
Children: — 
. i. Lavina, b. Julv 7, 1844, d. Sept. 

24, 1884, m. 186^ Lewis Moore 
and d. without issue. 
ii. Eli, b. Sept. S, 1845, d. Nov. 6, 
1896. Civil War Veteran, m. 
Jane Seviers and d. s. P. 

40. iii. Wyatt, b. J?n. 19, 1847. 

41. iv. Samuel, b. Nov. 8, 1849. 

v. Louisa, b. Apr. 19, 1851, d. 

May 18, 1862. 
vi, Susanna, b. Sepc. 25, 1853, d. 

Aug. 29, 1854. 
vii. John Henr\, b. June 2, 1855, d. 

aged 2 v. 7 m. 9 da. 
viii. Hugh, b. March 13, 1856, d. 

aged 5 y. 1 m. 15 da. 

42. ix. Moses M., b. March 14, 1859. 

15. LAFAYETTE^ BATES (Timothv\ 
Ephraim% William^ , b. July 9, 1824, 
d. March 2, 1868, m. Lettice Long 
who d. Apr. 27, 1870. 
Children: — 

43. i. David, 

ii. Mary Ruth, m. Hannib-al Scott 
and had four children: Ida, 
Elsie, Martha, Mancel. 

iii. Julius, d. Jan. — , 1861, aged 

5 y. 3 m. 29 da. 

iv. Lamden, d. 1850, aged 6 m. 

29 da. 
V. Reuben, d. May — , 1852, aged 

6 m. 8 da. 

vi. Elsie, m. John Rossiter and 
had two children: Ollie and 
John. Elsie m. (2) Solomon 
Brill and had issue. 

vii. Isaiah, d. March 15, 1861, aged 
1 m. 6 da. 

44. viii. George. 

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Uil|? latfs lulbttn 

■r* a Volume IV 


Number 1 

Death of Jacob P. Bates 

De-th has removed from us another 
r»rt)minent member of pur Association bv 
'•h^ passing- awav of J? cob P. Bates of 
Brookline, Mass., who died of pneumonia at 
fio^ton, April 18, 1915. 

Mr. Bates was born at South Abington, 
row the town of Whitman, Mass., April 7, 
?*'13, one of seven sons of David" and Al- 
rnt-ri, (Pratt) Bates, (John' Lemuel' Ben- 
j.»min' Edward' Edward' of Wevmouth.) 
Hf was educated in the public schools of his 
n-it = ve town and learned the trad^ «^f shoe- 
•'..ktr in his father's shop. In 1862 he en- 
Ij'^'ed in the army, serving- eleven months in 
<" -npany E, of the Fourth Massachusetts 
^nf.intrv, being with Gen. Banks at New 
«>?Vans ; nd Port Hudson. 

tollowing the war he went to Boston, 
^ntenn? the emplovment of C. D. Cobb & 
Krothers at six dollars a week. Within four 
\i* T. he became a member of the firm, con- 
tjn-jin- so until 1879 when the well known 
i'oerv firm of Cobb, Bates & Yerxa was 
«^!i:.,njzed, becoming later the Cobb, Bates 
^ ^t'jya Company, with Mr. Bates as 

A director of banks and a trustee of im- 
portant financial interests, he g'ave much 
of his time to Christian activities, being for 
mi'.nv years a leader in the Y. M. C. A. of 
Boston, the Jacob P. Bates Hall in the new 
Y. M. C. A. building bearing testimony to 
his enthusiastic sunport. He was also one 
of the stanchest friends of the Boston City 
Missionary Society, and a liberal supporter 
of his own church, the Harvard Church of 

He represented Brookline for one year in 
the Legislature. 

Funeral services were held in the Har- 
vard Church, conducted by the pastor, I>r. 
Ambrose W. Vernon, and Dr. George A. 
Gordon, pastor of the Old South Church of 

Mr. Bates married Sept. 10, 1867, Helen 

A. Reed, daughter of Hon, Horace 
lurana H. Reed of South Abington. 
survives him, with two daughters. M'.- 

B. T^ler of Boston and Mrs. H. i>. '■^'' 
of Dedham. . , 

Mr. Bates has been a member oitne 
Association since its orrr '^■-' ^ '" ^* 

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Report of the Historian, Franit A. Bates 


Soon after the first meetinor of the Bates 
Association at Boston, I w.-s appro, ched 
with a request that 1 prepare a description 
of the Co.its-armour of the family. Why 
I should have been selected for the task is 
be , ond my knowledge, and I declined for 
the reason that I did not feel qualified for 
the task. I still feel that I am treadinf? on 
dangerous ground, for the more I have 
studied the subject, the more do I feel my 
lack of knowledge of the science of Heraldiy. 
Still more is my artistic capacity lacking, 
but as no one seems to be willing to come 
forward and undertake the work, I have 
prepared the following notes in the hope 
that some one will be willing to criticise if 
thev are not willing to do the work of re- 

Burke, the standard authority on English 
Coat Armour, so far as I have been : ble to 
discover, mentions some 25 instances of the 
blazonry of the Bates Coat-of-Arms. These 
sre generallv distributed over the Isl?.nd, the 
Counties of Northumberland, Yorkshire, 
Lincolnshire, Derby, Leicester, Norfolk, 
Durham, Worcester, and Hamps'i^-e being 
represented. Strangely enough I have been 
able to find no tr?ce of the Kent f:\mib', al- 
though we know that there is a blazonry of 
the arms at Lydd. 

Barrv, in his "History of Hanover. M^ss.", 
claimed the Coat of the family -^t Hertford- 
shire, which I cannot find in Burke's Gen- 
eral Arrnoiy of 1878, but the description 
corresponds to the Norfolk coat as given by 
Burke. We knov/ that Clement Bi>te came 
from County Kent, but w^e have never been 
able to ascertain in which section of Britain 
the family originated. The oldest lire which 
I have been able to identifv is that of North- 
umberland, in the person of William of 
Bedlington before 1460. 

The last representative of this line that 
I have found, is Ralph Bates, Esq. of Mil- 
bourne Hall whose arms are described as: — 

''Sable, a fesse engrailed or between 3 
dexter hands couped at the wrist bendways, 

Crest: — A naked man holding in his dex- 
ter hand a willow wand. 


This translated into modern English 
reads: A black shield, crossed bv' a gold 
band with the edges scallopped. Above the 
band are two ri2:ht hands, in silver, cut off 
Pi the 'w rist, and placed at an angle. Below 
the band is a single hand the same as above. 
My pttempt at blazoning this coat is shown 
in Figure 1. I believe this to be correct, 
but the reader should remember that the 
above description is all I had to work on. 

Figure 1 

The coats-armour of the family seem to 
be divided into two classes; the first bearing 
is above the right hands in various forms, 
the origin of which emblem I have never 
teen able to discover; the second bears 
cinque-foil and fleur-de-lis in different com- 
binations. This latter may possiblv have 
an origin in Leicestershire, since I find the 
following note: — "The cinquefoil appears in 
token of feudal connection on the shields of 
many families in Leicestershire, as it was 
the ^mblem of Robert Fitz-Parnel, Earl of 

This second coat I find described as: — 
^'Argent, on a fesse between three cinque- 
foils gules, three fleur-de-lis ermine." 

"Crest: — A stag's head couped, pierced 
with an arrow all nroperJ' 


Which means a silver shield bearing three 
red cinquefoils, and three ermine fleur-de-lis 
on the cross band. The crest is a stag's head 
cut oflF at the neck which is pierced w^'th an 
arrow, all in the natural colors. This 1 
have attempted to represent in Fig. 2. 

This second type I cannot locate, except 
in Lincolnshire, though it is mentioned sev- 
eral times. The only Leicester Bates I have 
is Richard who married Ellen Abney in 
1634, but tb^i'e is no mention that he bore 
these arms. Apropos of this insignia, F. 

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Figure 2 

Schujler Matthev/s ^fives the Betts family 
in America — Sable, on a bend argent three 
cinquafoils gules, i. e. a black shield with a 
silver band which crosses diagonallv, the 
band bearino; three red cinquefoils. If the 
family of Betts is entitled to this coat, it 
shows a common orisfin with the Bates of 
Enprlpnd, as the spelling is very plain in 
Burke's references. 

Besides the several variants of these two 
t\pes, one of them, that of William R. Bates 
of Liverpool bearing both hands and rieur- 
de-lis but no cinquefoil, there appears sev- 
er-^l individual coats. 

The Bates family of Walsingham in 
Countv Durham, bears three golden lions 
on a blue bend. The crest is an arm in 
armour holding a sv/ord. The motto: — 
ERNST UND TREW. I have been told 
that this indicated a German origin or mar- 
riage. This is represented in Figure 3. 

An.other is the fam.ilv of Thomas Bates of 
Aydon, whose present representative, so far 
as I know, is Rev. Edward Harbin Bates, 
Rector of Puckington, in Somerset. This is 
a more complicated coat and is described: 

"Barry of tv:elve per pale azure and ar- 
gent, counterchanged, on a chevron or, 
cotised gules, three pallets of the last, each 
charged with a fleur-de-lis of the third. 
Crest: — On a wreath of the colours, five 
fleur-de-lis alternately or and gules in front 

' Figure 3 

of a swans head couped proper, and chorged 
on the neck with six barrulets azuie." A 
figure of this appears in Fox-Davies "Her- 
aidr> Explained." 

Ag?in Burke mentions a blazonrv as being 
'*0r, three bats sable." That is three black 
bats on a gold shield. This is undoubtedh 
^"hat is known as a canting coat, -js rat- 
for Raton, trumpets for Trumpington, so 
Bats for Bates. But this is very nearly the 
f^rms of Hugo Bostock of Wheathampstead. 
Hertfordshire, A. D. 1435 who displayed 
thr-^^ b-'ts, black, on a silver shield. 

Whether the part;' who used this cnnting 
coat did it for a joke, or whether he was 
connected by marriage with the Bostock 
family, I cannot now ascertain. 

In regard to the various crests borne b^' 
the f?milv, that I have been able to find, 
there seems to be mxore varietv. In addition 
to the three above mentioned I find a bull's 
head and a lion's head which I have not 
placed in their proper County. 

Also Anthonv Bate of Little Chester, Co. 
Derb^- bore a Cross Pattee using the hands 
on his shield. (This is much like a Maltese 

Bate of Ashby-de-la Zouche, Co. Leicester, 
who WPS known to descend from the family 
at Little Chester, bore a crest with a dexter 
hand an^umee. (That is open and palm 

■\ Yorkshire crest is a demi-lion rampant 
hol'^ing p. thistle in one p-nv and a fleur-de- 
lis in the other. The shield of this family 
had the three hands blasoned upright. 

I append a list of the registered coats, 



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which are valuable for reference. 

English Bates Coats-of-Arms. 


1. LINCOLNSHIRE:— Ardent, on a 
fesse between three cinquefoils joules, a 
fleur-de-lis ermine. 

(I translate this as a silver shield, with 
a band across it bearing a fleur-de-lis in 
ermine, with two red cinquefoils above the 
band and one below.) 

2. NORFOLK:— Sable, on a fesse be- 
tween three dexter hands couped bendways 
or, 5 mullets of the field. 

(This is a black shield, bearing" a band 
across it which holds five black five-pointed 
stars, with two rigrht hands set on an in- 
cline, in gold, over the band and one below.) 

Merchant, of Liverpool: — Azure, on a fesse 
dancette between three dexter hands couped 
bendways or, as many fleur-de-lis of the 

Crest: — On a mount vert, a savage 
wreathed about the waist with osk and hold- 
ing in the dexter hand three arrows con- 
joined, two in saltire and one in pale, points 
upwards all proper. 

(This is a blue shield, the edges of the 
crossband are saw-toothed, the fleur-de-lis 
increased to three, instead of one as in 
No. 1. Crest: — a naked man, with a wreath 
of oak leaves about his waist, standing on 
a green hill, holding three arrows in his 
right hand with points upward, all in nat- 
ural colors. The arrows are spread aiDart, 
the middle one points directlv upward.) 

4. NORTHUMBERLAND, xMilbcurne 
Hall: — Sable, a fesse engrailed, between 
three dexter hands couped at the wrist bend- 
ways argent. 

Crest: — A naked man holding in one hand 
a willow wand proper. 


(This differs from the foregoing in hav- 
ing the edges of the band scallopped, and 
without anv figures. In the crest the man 
holds a club instead of arrows, and should 
stand directlv on the supporting wreath. 

5. DURHAM, Walsingham:— Per fesse, 
indented or and vert on a bend azure three 
lions passant of the first. 

Crest: — An arm in armour embowed, the 
hand grasping a sword, point to dexter, all 


See Figure 3. 

(In this coat the band is placed diagonally 
across the field, its edges are saw-toothed 
like No. 3 but not so coarsely, and it bears 
three walking lions. 

cinquefoils gules, three fleur-de-lis ermine. 

Crest: — A stag's head couped pierced with 
an ^rrow, all proper. 


6. Argent, on a fesse between three 
See Figure 2. 

(This seems to be a variant of the Lin- 
colnshire Coat, with three fleur-de-lis in- 
stead of one. See No. 1.) 

7. SUSSEX, Denton, Henry William 
Bates, Esq., grandson of John, Alderman of 
London: — Sable, on a fesse betv/een three 
hands argent. 

Crest: — An arm in armour embowed, in 
the hand a truncheon. 


(This is a variant of the Northumberland 
Coat, No. 4, and the crest resembles that of 
the Durham familv.) 

8. WORCESTER, Geprge Bates, Esq. of 
Gothorsley House near Stourbridge: — Sable, 
on a fesse engrailed between three dexter 
hands erased at the wrist bendways argent. 

Crest: — A stag's head erased transfixed 
by an arrow proper. 


(That is: a black shield, with the edges 
of the cross band scallopped, two right 
hands torn ofl" at the wrist and placed at 
an angle on the top (or chief) portion, and 
one below colored silver. The crest is the 
same as No. 6, except that the neck should 
be represented as torn off instead of cut. 
The motto is old Latin for "Let him bear 
the palm v/ho merits it." This has been 
claimed as the oldest and hence original 
Bate Coat-of-arms, but I see no reason to 
so consider it. It is claime'i to have been 
granted in 1565, but the Northumb3rland 
branch is known to have been in existence 
before 1461, the heads of the familv were 
esquires, high in favor with the rpval house, 
though I am not informed that anv of them 
weve knighted or bore titles, as Ralph Bates, 
livino: in 1836. was the last of the family 
th^t T h^ve found and he was simply known 
rs "Esq." They bore a somewhat different 
cognizance, the arms being the same but 
the crest and motto as in No. 4.) 

9. YORKSHIRE, Numby:— Sable, on a 
fesse engrailed between three dexter hands 
couped argent. 

(I am in doubt whether the hands of this 
coat are set as in No. 8 or as in No. 10. The 
countv holding the family gives no clue, for 
the oldest coat here has them set slanting. 
See No. 12.) 

10. YORKSHIRE :— Sable, on a fesse be- 
tween three dexter hands appaumee argent. 

Crest: — A demi-lion rampant holding in 
the dexter paw a thistle and in the sinister 
a fleur-de-lis proper. 

(This coat is entirely diff'erent from any 
of the preceding, inasmuch as the hands are 
represented as standing erect and displayed. 

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Figure 4 
The crest is the upper half of a lion in a 
fig'hting position, holdins: a thistle in the 
ri^-ht paw and a fleur-de-lis in the left, both 
in natural colors.) 

11. Sable, a fesse between two dexter 
hands couped or. 

Crest: — A lion's head erased gules. 

See Figure 4. 

(This is a variant from No. 10 having 
only two hands in gold, and the crest is a 
lion's head torn from the bodv in red.) 

12. YORKSHIRE, BATE, 'l565:— Sable, 
on a fesse engrailed argent between three 
dexter hands couped bendways or. 

Crest: — A stag's head argent, attired or, 
erased gules, vulned through the neck with 
an arrow or, feathered and headed of the 

(This is very nearly the insignia adopted 
as a seal by the Bates Association, and is 
possibly the original coat, but I have no 
proof pi that. The description in modern 
English is: A black shield, crossed by a 
silver band with edges scallopped; two gold- 
en hands in the chief, or top, portion of the 
shield, set inclined, and one belov/. The 
crest is a deer's head in silver, with horns 
of gold, torn off at the neck and there deco- 
rated in red; an arrow throu<rh the neck, of 
gold, feathered and headed with silver.) 

13. Sable, on a fesse engrailed argent be- 
tween three dexter hands bendwise or. 

Crest: — A stag's head erased pierced 
through the neck with an arrov/. 

(This is practicallv the same as No. 8, 
though no motto is given.) 

14. DERBY, Little Chester:— Sable, on 
a fesse argent between three dexter hands 

palms upward bendwise or. 

Crest: — A cross Pattee. 

This is otherwise written: — Sable, a fesse 
or between three dexter hands apaumee 
bendwise argent. 

Borne bv Anthony Bate who died May 15, 

(The only difference in this coat from 
others of its class is in the crest which is a 
cross somewhat like the old Maltese Cross. 

15. DERBY, Foston:— Same as that of 
Little Chester (No. 14) except that the fesse 
(cross-band) is engrailed (scallopped) on 
the edffes. ' 

16. LEICESTER, Ashby-de-la-Zouche, 
THOMAS BATE, b. 1648 in Derbyshire:— 
Descended from Bate of Little Chester: — 
S^ble, a fesse argent between three dexter 
hands tendwise or. 

Crest: — A dexter hand appaumee. 
(This is like No. 14 except for the crest 
which 's an open hand.) 

17. ASHBY-de-la-ZOUCHE:— Sable, a 
fesse argent between three dexter hands 
p?'ms upwards bendwise or. 

Crest: — A dexter hand appaumee. 

(I see no difference between this and No. 
16 further than in the wording of the de- 

18. Argent, on a fesse gules between 
three cinquefoils of the second, as many 
iiGui'-de-lis ermine. 

Crest: — A bull's head couped ermine, 
armed or. 

(This coat is like No. 6 in most respects; 
but the crest is a bull's head, with gold 
horns, instead of the stag.) 

19. Sable, a fesse argent between two 
dexter hands or. 

(Practically the same as No. 11 without 
the crest.) 

20. Sable, a fesse between three dexter 

Another says ''hands . couped bendways 

(The system of arranging the hands 
seems to vary without any apparent reason. 
If, as I suspect, this is the earlier insignia, 
it will be accounted for by the crude efforts 
of the earlv artists.) 

21. BATE:— Sable, a fesse and in chief 
two dexter hands or. 

(This variant holds only two hands, both 
of which are at the top of the shield.) 

22. Or, three bats sable. 

(I am uncertain about this insigrnia. It 
is what is known as a "canting coat," that 
is, a pun on the name. Blazoned it would 
show as a gold shield with three black bats.) 

23. DEVONSHIRE, Plymouth, Charles 
Spence-Bate, Esq., Mulgrave Place: — Sable, 
a fesse engrailed argent between three dex- 
ter hands couped bendways or. 

Crest: — A stag's head erased pierced 
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Massachusetts Medical Society at Boston. 
June 9, 1915. The honor thus bestowed upon 
our worthy Vice President is well deserved. 

President— Gardner Bates, Charlestown, Mass. 

Vice Presidents— Albert C. Bates, Hartford, Conn 
Walter L. Bates, South Wey- 
mouth, Mass. 
Everett A. Bates, Springfield, 
. Mass. 
Clerk and Treasurer— Rev. Newton W. Bates 

Fairport Harbor, (). 
Historian — Frank A. Bates, South Braintree, 

Life Membership Ten Dollars. .. - . 

Annual Membership One Dollar. 

Single Copies of BULLETIN Twenty-five Cents 

Change of Address. 

The Secretary, after eight years of 
service as pastor of the Coni?res:alIonaI 
Church at Austin burg. O., has accepted 
a call to the Congregational Church at 
Fairport Harbor, Oldo. All mail for 
the Secretary or Treasurer, after No- 
vember first, should be sent to Rev. 
Newton W. Bates, Fairport Harbor, 

Have You Paid Your Dues? 

We take this opportunity to remind pur 
members that the membership fee of one 
dollar was due at the time of our annual 
meeting in August. If you have not paid 
it, kindly send the mone^ at once to the 
Treasurer, Rev. Newton W. Bates, Austin- 
burg, Ohio. 

Bates Reunion at Erie, Pa. 

During- the past summer the Secretary 
attended a Bates Reunion at Erie, Pa. This 
branch of the family are descendants of 
Clement ^ of Hingham through -Joseph', 
Joshua^ Solomon', James^ v/ho moved to 
Chesterfield, Mass., and Jahies" who moved 
to Pompey, Onondaga Co., N. Y., and later 
to Silver Creek and Ellington, Chautauqua 
Co., N. Y. About fifty people assembled at 
the park and the day was spent in social 
intercourse, with a few addresses. 

"Some Perplexities in Modern Medicine, 
by Everett A. Bates, M. D., Springfield, 
Mass." is the title of a pamphlet recently 
published as a reprint from the Boston 
Medical and Surgical Journal. This was 
the Annual Discourse delivered before the 

Bates Reunion at Fostoria, O. 

The Bates Family residing in the vicinity 
of Fostoria held a reunion there August 11. 
The great grand parents of thse present 
were Andrew and Amor Bates. Andrew had 
a brother, Adam, who had a son, Re^ison. 
Who can identify the ancestral line? 

Genealogical Congress at San Francisco. 

Our delegate to the Geneplogic^l Congress 
at the Pan-Mria Pacific Exposition at San 
Francisco, July 28-30, was Rev. Henry L. 
Bates, Principal of Tualatin Academy, Pa- 
cific University, Forest Grove, Oreeron. He 
reports that about one hundred delegates 
were present, representing about fortv gene- 
rlogic'-^l organizations. Amo^R" the interest- 
ing addresses were those on "Chinese Gene- 
alogv," "The IMaoris of Nev/ Zealand," "The 
Hawaiian Method of Preserving Family 
Records," and "Eugenics and Geneilogv." 

The Congress perpetuated itself by merg- 
ing into the "International GenealoTical 
Federation" which was there organized. It 
is hoped that POod things may come out of 
the new organization. 

New Members. 

Since the last report the following new 
members have been received into the Asso- 
ciation. ; i 1 


Gustave B. Bates, Quincv, Mass. 
Mrs. Lettie M. Harper, Litchfield, Mich. 
Walter L. B?tes, South Wevmouth, Mass. 
Miss Emily Bates, St. Petersburg, Fla. 


Nathan E. Wharton, 54 Magnolia St., Ar- 
lington, Mass. 

Norman L. Bates, 135 E. Third St., Os- 
wego, N. Y. 

Miss Martha W. Bates, 6 South St., New- 
ark, N. J. 

Miss Mary Bates, 6 South St., Newark, 
N. J. 

Miss Grace Victoria Bates, 67 River St., 
Springfield, Vt. 

Miss Agnes M. Bates, 359 Front St., Wey- 
mouth, Mass. 

Miss Adella W. Bates, 107 Richmond St., 
Dorchester, Mass. 

Miss Julia P. Morton, Abington, Mass. 

Mrs. Lizzie M. Barber, 3433 Glenn Ave., 
Sioux City, Iowa. 

David Bates, 40 Hartford St., Ne\\i;on 
Highlands, Mass. 

Miss Mary E. Bates, 83 Francis St., Bos. 
ton, Mass. 

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Bates Deaths. 

Rev. James M. Bates of Buffalo, N. Y., 
died March 12, 1914. He was born at Tor- 
onto, 1836. 

Mrs. Mary Howe Bates, widow of E. 
Carlton Bates, formerly of Boston, died at 
New York, Oct. 22, 1914, ag-ed 72 a ears. 

Mrs. Alice M. Bates of Norwood, Mass., 
died April 8, 1915. 

Mrs. Eliza E. Bates, wife of Jonathan 
Bates of Rocky River, Ohio, died Au^^^-. 31, 
1915, aged 52 years. 

Mrs. Marv E. Bates of Medford. widow 
of Walter Bates, died Aug-. 29, 1915, in her 
eightieth year. 

John B. Bates died at Natick, Mass., Aug. 
30, 1915, aged 36 years. He was 'buried at 

Henry A. Whitney of Bellingham, died 
Sept. 20, 1915. He was of the Clement 
B tes line, through Joseph", Joshua', Isaac' 
who mo^-ed to Bellingham. He was present 
at our Annul! fleeting, August 5, 1909, at 
Wev mouth Heights and read a ppper on 
*'The Bates P'amiiv of Bellinzham,'' which 
Wc.s published in the BULLETIN of Sep- 
tem^c^', 1909. The Association has lost a 
good friend. 

' Report of Treasurer, August 5, 1915. 


Cash on hand Aug. 6, 1914 $133.85 

Annual dues 109.05 

Life Membership Fees 30.00 

Sale of pins 14.25 

Gift from Mrs. Failing 5.00 

Sale of electrotypes 4.05 

Sale of BULLETINS 2.25 

Sale of post cards .90 

Total in tieasury $299.35 


BULLETINS, uvo issues $ 85.65 

Postage 15.05 

Pins purchased 17.56 

Printing, stationery, etc 8.50 

Post cards 4.50 

Expenses of Annual Meeting, 1914. . 2.00 

Photograph .' 1.00 

Badges, etc 1.98 

Total expended S136.24 

Balance in treasury August 5, 1915. . 163.11 


Life Members Fund on deposit $130.00 

Cash in hands of treasurer 33.11 


The Annual Meeting at South Weymcuih. 

A pouring rain the dav before and a driz- 
zling on the day of the meeting made 
it impossible for manv of our members to 
attend the Annual ^Meeting at South We>- 
mouth, Mass., August 5, 1915. Neverthe- 
less, thirty-two persons, about one-third of 
our usual number, braved the storm and met 
at the Union Church at 1 :30 p. m. 

With difficulties of wind and rain the 
usual "Photograph of the members w?s taken 
by Arthur A. Glines, 63 Boylston St., Boston. 

Present Gardner Bates, ever alert an i 
active, called the meeting to order, gave an 
address of welcome and presided during the 

The reports of the Clerk and Treasurer 
were presented bv Rev. N. W. Bites and 
appear elsewhere in this issue of the BUL- 
LETIN. Edwin D. Bates of Hingham wis 
appointed Auditor and after examination 
of the Tve-^surer's books certified that they 
were correct. 

Vocal music w^s rendered during the pio- 
gram by Mrs. Samuel B-^-tes of Cohppset, 
with I\Iiss Helen Richards of South Wey- 
mouth as organist. 

Again we missed the presence of ou"^ fo^-- 
mer Piesident and presenL Historian, Fr^ak 
A. Bates of South Braintree, but his His- 
torian's report was at h^nd. being re?d bv 
the Clerk, and it is printed elsewhere in 
these pages. We appreciate very much the 
continued helpfulness of our Historian. 

The Nominating Committee. Charges L. 
Bates of W^reham. Philander Bates of Co- 
hasset, and Urban S. Bates of Hingh'^-m, re- 
ported recommending that the present oir- 
cers be re-elected, which w?s done. The 
list is oriven in its usual place in this BUL- 

Judge Louis A. Cook of South W?^ mouth 
gave an address on "Weymouth in England," 
he having visited there a year ago in an 
official capacity. 

President Gardner Bates gave an address 
which is printed elsewhere. 

Brief addresses were made by Walter L. 
Bates of South Wevmouth, Frank J. Wilder 
of Boston, N. E. Wharton of Cambridge. 
Philander B?tes of Cohasset and Mrs. Grace 
S. Putnam of Braintree. 

Greetings were read from Charlotte Fiske 
Bates (Mme. Adoiphe Roge) and others. 

Plans were discussed for the advance- 
ment of the Association interests, among 
them being the holdin? of a mid-winter 
meeting in Boston, and the m'-^rking of var- 
ious "Bates places'" with boulders or suit- 
able tablets. 

The next place of meeting will be either 
Quincy or Cohasset. 

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Among- those present from a distance were 
Rev. N. W. Br.tes from Austinburg-, Ohio, 
Mrs. Rachel S. Failing- from Fort Plain, 
N. Y., I\Iiss Frances E. Bates from Johns- 
town, N. Y., and Miss Annie E. Bates from 
Worcester, i\Iass. Others were present from 
Wareham, Cohasset, Hing-ham, Braintree, 
Boston, Somerville, Cambridge, Dorchester, 
Charlestov/n, Jamaica Plain, East Wey- 
mouth and We\ mouth, 

A vote of thanks was given to the o.'ficers 
of the Church for the use of the building and 
to the singers for their assistance. Espe- 
cial thanks are due to our Vice President, 
Walter L. Bates, for his untiring efforts in 
making the meeting a success. After sing- 
ing ''America" the Association was ad- 
lourned, all feeling that the meeting had 
been successful, even though the rain had 
diminished our attendance. 

Report of the Secretary, August 5, 1915. 

The past year has been, again, an un- 
eventful one in the history of the Associ?- 
ition, yet it has been a year of quiet work 
along all the usual lines. 


Our membership has failed to show any 
increase during the year, due possibly to the 
fact that it has been impossible for an-' of 
the officers of the Association to put forth 
any special efforts in this cause during the 

However, we are glad to report three new 
Life Members — Miss Luella M. Bi^tes of 
LaCrosse, Wis., Gustave B. Bates of Quincy, 
Mass., and Mrs. Lettie M. Harper of Litch- 
field, IMich. This makes a total of twenty- 
seven Life Members, a body of interested 
persons who are standing by the work of 
the Association. 

Only five new Annual members have been 
received during the year, and four deaths, 
with one resignation, leaves us exactly 
where we were one year ago. At that 
time we reported tv/enty-four life members 
and one hundred fifty-one Annual Mem- 
bers; todav our figures are twenty-seven 
Life Members and one hundred forty- 
eight Annual Members, a total of one hun- 
dred seventy-five. 

Some of these Annual Members are de- 
linquent in their dues; in some cases from 
lack of interest, in other cases from sim- 
ple neglect to respond to the notice which 
is sent out each autumn to all delinquents. 
The fact that during the past year thir- 
teen persons have paid back dues of more 
than one year shows that not all delinquents 
have lost interest. 


Four deaths are reported from our mem- 
bers during the past jear. 

"Mrs. Juliette Bates At wood Gordon died 
at Bristol, Co^m.. Oct. 1<\ 1914. She whs 
a descendant of Robert Bates of Stamford, 
Conn., and contributed to the BULLETIN 
an interesting article concerning his de- 
scendants, in the issue pf September, 1908. 

Miss Mary R. Bates of Braintree, Mass., 
died Oct. 19, 1914. She was a descendant 
of Clement ..Bates through the Hanover 
branch of the family. 

Frank Freeman Bates died at South Wev- 
mouth, Dec. 25, 1914. He was ii.n inter- 
ested member of the Association from the 
beginning, and was a brother of our Vice 
President. Walter L. Bates. 

Jacob P. Bates of Brookline, Mass., died 
, April 18, 1915. He was of the Edward 
Bates line, and for many years w^s a prom- 
inent merchant in Boston, of the firm of 
Cobb, Bates & Yerxa. He was a member 
of the Association from the beginning. 

To this list we should add the riame of 
Lindon Bates, Jr., son of Lindon W. Bates 
of New York City, one of our Life Mem- 
bers, who was drowned in the sinking of 
the Lusitania, May 7, 1915. He was a 
young man pf unusual promise, going 
abroad to assist in the Belgian Relief work 
in which his father and mother were lead- 
ers in this ccuntiy. 


The appeal which was made last year for 
some memorial of the Bates Family in the 
Lydd church has met with no great response. 
A few members have indicated a willingness 
to join in the movement if others were 
ready, but the response has not been suffi- 
cient to warrant any action. 


In response to urgent request from the 
officials of the Panama Pacific Exposition 
that our Association should be represented 
at the Genealogical Congress, held at San 
Francisco July 26-31, the Rev. Henry L. 
Bates of Pacific University, Forest Grove. 
Oregon, was appointed representative of 
the Association. We have a report from 
him as to the results of the Conference. 


The work of the Secretary has included 
the usual amount of correspondence, send- 
ing notices of delinquent dues, preparation 
of the BULLETIN and mailing each issue, 
together with notices of the Annual Meet- 
ing, a total of about fifteen hundred pieces. 
in addition to replying to many letters of 
inquiry from members or those who are in- 
terested in their genealogy and who might 
become members. 

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Address of the President, Gardner Bates. 

I welcome you to the ninth annual meet- 
ingf of our Associdtion. We h-^ve met at a 
time of world crisis. Across Europe is ex- 
tended the "far fiuno- battle line" of con- 
tending- millions, and the fate of many 
nations is hanging in the balance. 

At a time when the majority of people 
supposed we had reached the zenith of 
scientific and religious knowled^^-e, and a 
long era of peace was predicted, suddenly 
the very foundations of civiiiz t'on seemed 
to give way. Men cried "pe ice, peace," 
when there was no peace; the war had 
actupllv begun. Our Association aims to 
emphasize the common ancestry and tradi- 
tions of our family, and thus promote a 
feeling of brotherhood. It is a lack of just 
such teaching which has made most wars 
possible. Mutual jealousies and suspicions 
are the causes of most of the world's 
troubles, and an extension of knowledge and 
broi"herhood are the surest remedies. 

We realize our weakness as we contem- 
plate the greatness of the task, but the com- 
iDined efforts of the various agencies work- 
ing for a common end are the leaven which 
will finally leaven the whole lump. Our 
gifts of monev or labor are measured by the 
sacrifice required. We are fast approaching 
a time when personal sacrifice to an extent 
never before reouired, must be made, if the 
Me^ls for which our ancestors lived and 
labored are to be maintained and perpet- 

One of the greatest curses of the world 
todav is selfishness, whether in the indi- 
vidual or national life. It may spring from 
a l9ck of knowledge of the needs or view- 
point of others. Our Association tends to 
widen our vision as we study the lives of 
past generations and take an active interest 
in the needs and purposes of those still 
living. To a greater or less extent everv 
person has an ideal in life, and the results 
attained depend upon that ideal. 

"Voung ppeple are stirred by a restless 
?ctivity, and a desire to do things and to 
see the world, but contact with the real con- 
ditions of life often changes their plans and 

An old farm-house, with meadows wide, 
And sweet with clover on either side; 
A bright-eyed boy, who looks from out 
The door, with woodbine wreathed about. 
And v/ishes this one thought all the day: 
"Oh, if I could but fly away 
From this dull spot, the world to see. 
How happy, O how happy, 
How happy I would be." 

Amid the city's constant din, 

A man who 'round the world has been; 

Who, 'mid the tumult and the throng, 

Is thinking, thinking all day long: 

"Oh, could I only tread once more '•'^i 

The field-path to the farmhouse door, 

The old, green meadows could I see, 

Hov/ happy,. O how happy, 

How happy I would be." 

Is wealth our ideal? Dp we long to under- 
stand hi^h finance, and the ins and outs of 
speculation? Too often we discover that 
the real object of many schemes is to trans- 
fer \our money to new owners, without 
adequate return. We find that possession 
does not give the fancied happiness, and 
realize that 

"Earth's fairest things are those which seem. 
The best is that of v/hich we dream." 

We imagine that rich people have no 
troubles, that all thev have to do is to cut 
ofiF coupons and collect interest, that they 
ore ?lwa' s good natured and trke a sympa- 
thetic interest in all needy people and insti- 
tutions. But possessions always bring more 
or less trouble, and knowledge acquired by- 
experience always explodes this theorv. The 
world is full of poor people who are prodigal 
with advice for their rich nei'J:hbors, pnd 
who know just v/hat thev would do if the / 
were in such exalted conditions. Let the 
conditions be reversed and there would be 
a reversal of ideas. 

Do we desire to be f3sh:onable and to 
imitate those supposed to be above us in 
the social scale? We find that we sve fol- 
lowing a will-o'-the-wisp which leads us into 
financial marshes and sinks us into the 
ouicksands of the monev lenders, without a 
realization of the promised happiness. 

Do we seek knowledge, and desire to 
search out things hidden and mysterious? 
This of pursuit biings a certain amount 
of satisfaction, but as we increase our 
knowledge of men and afl'airs and seek to 
find the whvs and wherefores of things 
which are, we realize how little we reallv 
know and see enlarged vistas of what we do 
not know. When Sir Isaac Newton was 
complimented upon the discovery of the law 
of erravitation, he replied: "I am but a child 
walking on the sea shore, occasionally pick- 
ing up some brighter pebble than my fellows, 
while the great ocean of truth lies all undis- 
covered before me." We find that life is 
complex, th?t it consists in part of what we 
possess, of what we do in our relations v/ith 
others, of what we knpw of the creations 
and forces about us. As we grow older we 
sret a new vision of life. Our judgments are 
less severe, our s\mpathies broader, our 
ides of success clearer. 

Our success should be measured bv what 
we do to made the world brighter, by the 
kindly deed and helpful word to cheer the 
downcast and discouraged. 

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The members of our familv have g-ener- 
ally succeeded in their endeavors. They 
have been the kind who stick to whatever 
task thev undertake. 

I would like to see a forward movement 
in the work of our Association. Let every 
member take a personal responsibility and 
strive to increase our membership, by bring-- 
ing- to the attention of all m.embers of the 
family the aims and objects v/hich we hope 
to attain. Let us strive for a membership of 
five hundred. The small dues certainlv do 
not hinder anyone from becoming a member. 

What we need is an all the year round 
enthusiasm. To this end I believe we should 
advertise more widely and persistently. 
With an increased income from a larger 
membership we should be able to publish 
more of the data which has been gathered 
at considerable l?bor and expense. A few^ 
members have borne the burden and expense, 
now let many make progress easier and 

At the earliest possible time we should 
place a memorial to Elder Bates in the old 
church at Weymouth Heights. 

The Bates house at Scituate should be 
designated in some wav, either by a large 
boulder suitably inscribed, or by a tablet 
upon the building*. 

All the uncared for graves of our ances- 
tors in the old cemeteries, such as those at 
SDringfield, Vt., and Scituate, Cohasset and 
North Weymouth, Mass., should be carefully 
looked after bv our Association. 

I hope it will be possible for us to have 
a winter meeting- at Boston or some con- 
venient point, in the very near future. 

In conclusion let me urge upon all re- 
newed activitv that the coming- vear mav 
witness g:reater progress and an increasing 
influence for good in the work of our Asso- 


Hostess at Ninety-five. 

Melissa Roberts Scribner Bates, of 
Bennington, Vermont, observed her ninety- 
fifth birthday anniversary on Sept. 16, 1915, 
at the home of her son. Judge Edward L, 
Bates, by giving a dinner party. All the 
arrangements w^ere carried out by Mrs. 
Bates, who presided as hostess. She has re- 
tained her mental and physical vigor to a 
remarkable degree. Judge Bates is an en- 
thusiastic member of our Association. 

English Bates Coat-of-^rms 

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through the neck v/ith an arrow proper. 


(This is similar to No. 8 except for the 

Above are from Burke's General Armory, 

— Sable, on a. fesse cotti-ed argent, between 
four dexter liunds coupeJ at the wrist, three 
in chief and one in base bendwise or, an 
arrow fesswise proper. 

Crest: — LTpon a wreath of the colors, in 
front of a stag's head couped argent, at- 
tired or, pierced in the neck bv an arrow in 
bend proper, a hand couped at the wrist 
fesswise also or. 

Motto:— LIVE TO LIVE. 

From Fox-Davies "Art of Heraldry.'' 

(This is a black shield with a silver band 
having a douMe line at the borders; there 
are three hands, placed inclined, in the space 
above the band and one below in gold. On 
the band is an arrow in natural color placed 
lengthwise. The crest is a silver stag's 
head cut off at the neck, with gold horns, 
and pierced with an arrow in natural color, 
in an inclined position. In front of the head 

See Figure 1. 
is a golden hrnd in a horizontal position; 
the whole set on a wreath of twisted black 
and gold.) 

25. Sable, on a bend argent three cinque- 
foils gules. 

From "F, Schuyler Matthews.'' 

(This is a black shield, with t'-'e silver 

band crossins: diagonally and bearing three 

red cinquefoils.) 

26. HAMPSHIRE, Sir Edward Percy 
Bates of Tvlanydown Park: — Argent, on a 
fesse azure a quatrefoil betw^een two fleur- 
de-lis of the field, in chief two quatrefoils, 
and in base a fleur-de-lis. both azure. 

Crest: — A stag's head erased azure, at- 
tired or, charged on the neck with two 
quatrefoils in pale and pierced bv as many 
arrows in saltire, aM eold. 


(This is a silver shield crossed bv a band 
of blue bearing a silver quatrefoil with a 
silver fleur-de-lis on either side. The top 
section of the shield bears two blue quatre- 
foils, and the lower portion a blue fleur-de- 
lis. The crest is a blue stag's head with 
gold horns, represented as torn from the 
body. It is pierced diagonally by two gold 
arrows, and bears two gold quatrefoils one 
above the other.) 

27. AYDON, Thomas Bates, Barrister 
at Law; — Barry of twelve per pale azure 
and argent, counterchaneed, on a chevron 
or, cottised q-ules, three pallets of the l?st, 
each charged with a fleur-de-lis of the third. 

Crest;— On a wreath of the colors, five 
fleur-de-lis alternately or and gules in front 
of a swan's head couped proper, and 
charged on the neck with six barrulets 

From Fox-Davies ''Heraldry Explained." 



Death of Lindon Bates, Junior 

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rial v/ill be erected 115 feet high, a dupli- 
cate of Pompey's Pillar. 

Among those who sent messages of s^ m- 
pithy to Mr. and ]\Irs. Bates were Albert, 
King of Belgium; Walter Hines Page, 
American Ambassador to Englrnd; The 
Belgian ^Ministers of Finance f'nd Interior, 
and many other notable persons. 

Lindon Bates. Jr.. was born at Portland, 
Oregon, Julv 17, 18S3. In his e?irlv - outh 
he decided to follow in his father's footsteps 
and become a civil engineer. After a pre- 
paratory course at Harrow School, England, 
he entered Yale and was graduated in 1902 
as a civil engineer from the Sheffield Scien- 
tific School. He at once became Vica Presi- 
dent of the Bates Engineering Corhpanv and 
v/as actively engaged in engineering work. 
At various times he traveled ?nd eyplored 
in Russia, Siberia, Mongoli-^. Hudson B^y, 
Venezuela and along the Orinoco River. He 
served two terms in the New York Legis- 
lature, was a member of tie C^tskill Aque- 
duct and National Conservation Commis- 
sions and was a writer on technical and eco- 
nomic subjects. 

The Bates Associ"tio'^ extends its sym- 
pathy to the bereaved family. 

Report of the Secretary, August 5, 1915 

(Continued from Page 80) 

Our sales of Bates pins, electrotypes and 
post cards has continued good during the 
\ear as will be shown by the Treasurer's 


The usual two issues of the BULLETIN 
have been published the p^^st year. As a 
result of the labors of our Historian, Frank 
A. B^tes, we were able to publish an ex- 
haustive genealogv of the descendants of 
Joseph Bates of Middle'~oro, Mass.. while 
one of our nev/ members, N. E. Wharton, 
has given us a careful studv of the descend- 
ants of William Bates of Hanover, N. J., 
Dublished in part in the last issue, and to 
be continued in our next. Our Vice Presi- 
dent, Albert C. Bates, also contributed a 
^"iuable article on John Bates of Haddam, 

Through the enterprise of Frank J. Wil- 
der, 46. Cornhill, Boston, it is noss^'ble to 
obtain Series I of the BULLETIN bound. 
On account of the approaching exhaustion 
nf the earlier issues it has seemed best to 
increpse the price of single conies of Series 
I to thirty-five cents or four dollars for the 
twelve issues, including the index. The cost 
of the bound volume is five dollars. This 
volume, indexed carefullv bv our historian, 
Frs'nk A. Bates, is pf great genealogical 

Correction of Family of Eleazer Bates. 

In the last issue of the BULLETIN, in an 
article on "John Bates of Haddam, Conn.," 
there is given, on page 68, the family of 
Ele -zer Bates. 

Mr. Charles W. Bates, one of our members 
who is a grandson of Eleazer, writing from 
the N-^'tional Soldiers' Home, Virginia, sends 
the following additions and corrections. The 
children of Eleazer and Hannah (Stocking) 
Bates, were: 

S i\ ester, born Oct. 5, 1775; 

Ascenath, born Nov. 22, 1778; 

Temperance, torn Dec. 12, 1781; 

Poll , born Feb. 14, 17S5; 

.Alfred, born July 10, 1786; 

Sallv, torn Nov. 14, 1788; '■ : 

S Ivester, born Jan. 10, 1790; 

Charlotte, born Feb. 12, 1793; 

Lurinda, born Aug. 18, 1795; 

Derastus, born Dec. 29, 1796; 

Da-id, torn July 10, 1799; 

Aschel, born Aug. 10, 1803. 

We are glad to report again a gift of five 
dollars for the work of the Association 
fiom Mrs. Rrchel S. Failing of Fort Plain, 
N. Y., one of our most enthusiastic mem- 
bers. We hope that others will "get the 

Descendants of WiMiam Bates of Hanover, 

Morris Co., N. J. 

(Continued fronn last issue) 

16. DANIEL^ BATES (Ephraim% Eph- 

raim", William'), m. Cosner. 

Children: — 

1. William, moved to Guthrie Cen- 

ter, Iowa. Civil War. 

ii. David, moved to Guthrie Cen- 
ter, Iowa. 

iii. Harriet, moved to Guthrie 
Center, Iowa. 

iv. Mary, moved to Guthrie Cen- 
ter, Iowa. 

V. Elizabeth, m. Ambrose Dan- 
ford and resides at Carlisle, 

17. EZEKIEL^ BATES (Ephraim^ Eph- 

raim", William'), m. Jane Yoho. 

Children: — 
i. Colvin, Physician, Cambridge, 

ii. Margaret, m. Timothv Scott, 
iii. Barbara, m. Harvey Tarleton. 
iv. Florence, m. William Graham. 

18. WILLIAM' BATES (Daniel^ Ephraim-', 

William'), m. Jane Shields. 
Children: — 

i. Jane, m. Kennedy and re- 

sides in Kansas. 

ii. Charles H. Civil War Veteran, 
m. Mary R. Bowersock and had 

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Death of Lindon Bates, Junior. 

The sinking of the Lusitania, May 7, 1915, 
brou'3:ht sorrow to the Bates Association in 
the death of Lindon Bates, Jr., son of Lin- 
don W. Bates, 784 Fifth Avenue, New York 
City, one of our Life Members. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bates were leaders in the 
Commission for Relief in Belgium, and the 
son was on his way to assist in this work 
and study it on the ground when he lost 
his life. 

It is learned from survivors that he with 
others was busy rescuing the women and 
children, and at the last, finding still an- 
other woman unprovided with a life-belt, he 
took off his own belt, fastened it on the 

woman, led her to a place of safety and 
then went down to his death "like one who 
wraps the drapery of his couch about him 
and lies down to pleasant dreams." Such 
is the death of a hero! 

The body was found many weeks after 
the disaster at Eddy Island, Galway Bay, 
Ireland, two hundred and thirty miles from 
where the ship went down. It was brought 
home and funeral services v/ere held at the- 
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. 

He was buried at Mpunt Lebanon, N. Y., 
the country estate of the family. Here on 
the highest point of the Berkshires a memo- 

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Series II Volume IV 

APRIL, 1916 

Number 2 

Death of Frank A. Bates 

The Bates Association has met with an 
irreparable loss in the death of Frank A. 
Bates of South Braintree, IMass., who passed 
away December 20, 1915. For several years 
his health has been failing:, but his untiring: 
energy kept him at work until two weeks 
before his death, when new developments 
in his disease prostrated him and quickly 
brought the end. 

Mr. Bates was the son of Samuel Austin 
and Mary H. (Kittrell) Bates, a descendant 
from Edward Bates of Weymouth, through 
his son Increase and five generations of 
Samuels. His Ancestry is given in full in 
the BATES BULLETIN of April, 1912, 
from which v;e quote as follows: 

Frank Amasa Bates, born at Braintree, 
Mass., March 5, 1858; married Oct. 1, 1879, 
Cora Alberta Hibbard, daughter of Albert 
B. and Lucy A. (Howard) Hibbard, of Mil- 
ton, Mass., born Nov. 15. 1858; died July 
14, 1886. One daughter living, Lucy M. of 

Boston. Married (2) Sept. 16, 1891, Ruth 
Foss. daughter of James W. and Julia A. 
(Littlefield) Foss of Dover, N. H.. born at 
Barrington, N. H., July 14, 1869. One son 
living, Harold A. of South Braintree. Presi- 
dent of the Bates Association; Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Bicknell Association; Past 
President of the Orcutt Association; mem- 
ber of the N. E. Historic-Genealogical So- 
ciety; Past President of the Boston Scien- 
tific Society; formerly Division Superin- 
tendent of the State Board of Agriculture 
and State Agent of the Mass. Gypsy and 
Brown Tail Moth Work; author of "Game 
Birds of North America," "Campinsr and 
Camp Cooking,'' "Old Orchards Made Profit- 
able," "Stories of Lake, Field and Forest,"' 
"Orcutt Homesteads," "Braintree Estates, 
1640-1700;" editor of "Bates Genealogy," 
"Pioneers of Braintree, 1640-1700," "Brain- 
tref^ Genealogies." 

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High School and after completing: the course 
was employed with his father for the firm 
of Holbrook, Hobart & Porter, shoe manu- 
facturers of Braintree. where he learned 
the trade of sole leather cutter. With the 
exception of a few years, he passed all his 
life in Braintree. 

Mr. Bates was compelled by poor health 
to seek out-door employment and followinij 
his inclination and talent for natural his- 
tory and entoniolo«:y he rose to such emi- 
nence in his chosen field that he became a 
recog-nized authority in these branches. As 
a result of his researches in natural history 
and his valuable works on the subject, he 
was appointed an honorory colonel of the 
Germany army by Kaiser Wilhelm. 

At one time he was a newspaper man 
and until illness prevented, .contributed to 
many magazines. He v/as a poet of ability. 

Mr. Bates was a historian of prominence 
and like his father, Samuel A. Bates, who 
wrote the history of Braintree, he was an 
acknowledged and v/ideiy sought authority 
on local history, people coming from all over 
the United States to consult him. 

The Bates Association was organized 
largely through his efforts, and at the or- 
ganization he was made a Vice-President, 
representing the descendants of Edward 
Bates of Weymouth. For four years fol- 
lowing he was President of the Association, 
and afterward Historian until his death. 
While he had been unable to meet with us 
at our last two annual meetings his His- 
torian's report was always ready and of 
great value. 

Always an untiring worker, he con- 
tributed largely to the BULLETIN, and has 
sent many very valuable genealogical notes 
to the editor, which have been reserved for 
later publication. To a very great degree 
the success of the Association has been due 
to his wise counsel, active efforts and ef- 
ficient leadership. He will be missed in all 
the work of the Association. 

President Gardner Bates and Vice Presi- 
dent Walter L. Bates, with many other 
members of the Association, were present 
at the funeral, a large wreath of flowers 
being placed on the casket in the name of 
the Association. 

To the wife, daughter and son we all ex- 
tend our sympathy, mourning the departure 
of a faithful friend and efficient helper. 

to acquaintances, claiming that he was 
without relatives. He was 87 years old 
(one writer says "approximately seventy") 
and mentally deficient. 

.James Bates came to Nebraska in the 
early sixties, probably after ser^'i '3 in the 
Civil War. He lived with his Unde Ben- 
jamin, who also came to Nebraska about the 
same time. The uncle died in 1903 leavins" 
a will devising all his property to acnuaint- 
ances and cutting James oft\ This v/ill wss 
set aside and the estate went to James. 
When James became unable to care for 
himself, a guardian was appointed by the 
court. The will left by James be'^uc^aths his 
property to this guardian. The Sta^e of 
Nebraska is claiming the estate on the 
ground that James was not competent to 
moke a will. 

Who can locate the relatives? 

Who Owns This Fifty Thousand Dollars ? 

A letter from F. O. Bates, 176 Palmer 
Avenue, Detroit, Mich., contains the infor- 
mation that a certain James Bates of Ben- 
nington, Douglas County, Nebraska, died 
recently leaving an estate of ^50,000 by will 

Bates Deaths. 

Mrs. Everett E, Bates of East Wey- 
mouth, Mass., died Jan. 3. 1916. 

Mrs. Mary F. Bates, widow of Henry W. 
Bates, died at Roxbury, Mass., Jan. 16, 

Charles A. Bates of Cleveland, 0., died 
Feb. 1, 1916. 

Samuel N. Bates of East Weymouth, 
Mass., died Oct. 18, 1915. aged 79 years. 
He was a descendant of Edward Bates of 

Isaac Chapman Bates Wallev died at 
Newi;on Center, Mass., Feb. 10. 1916. 

Frank E. Bates of Canandaigua, N. Y., 
died at Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1915. 

Mrs. Ann E. Bates, widow of Samuel 
Bates, formerly of Cambridge, ^Mass., died 
at Roxbury, Mass., April 16, 1916. 

Roy C. Bates, aged twenty-nine years, a 
farmer of Leesburg. Ohio, was trying to 
remove his tractor from a shed when the 
machine started backward, jamming- him 
against a corn crib and crushing him to 

Mrs. Harriet Augusta (Pearson) Bates, 
widow of Joseph Cony Bates, died at New- 
ton Highlands, March 27, 1916. 

Henry T. P. Bates died at Wollaston, 
Mass., March 27, 1916, aged 52 years. He 
was real estate editor on the staff of the 
Boston Herald. He was a native of Cohas- 

George O. Jenkins of Whitman died 
March 31, 1916. His wife, Mrs. Abbie 
Jenkins, is a daughter of the late Jacob 

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Mrs Mary Bates Rowe, Aged 90. 

Mrs. Mary Bates Rowe of Cambridge, 
Mass., recently observed her 90th birthday, 
in good health and in a happy mood. 

Mrs. Rowe was born in Brighton, Ene., 
Dec. 27, 1825. the daughter of Edward and 
Mary Ann (Whiteman) Bates. With her 
parents, at the age of four, she came to 
America in a sailing vessel. 

She married. Sept. 1, 1849, at Boston, 
Joseph O. F. Rowe, an old-time cabinet- 
maker, who died in 1899. 

The family have lived in Cambridge for 
the past forty-five years. 

During her latter years Mrs. Rowe has 
had the care and attention of her three 
daughters, INIisses Emma L. and Clara B., 
v/ho live with her, and Mrs. Sarah B. Clough 
of Contoocook, N H. There is also a grand- 
son, Richard R. Clough. 

She has one sister, Miss Ann Bates of 

A recent letter from a daughter says that 
the mother is interested in the topics of 
the day; does not only her own dressmak- 
ing but much of her daughters' by the latest 
styles; and she makes and fries doughnuts 
before breakfast. Where have we a more 
vigorous Bates? 

Follansbee-Wild Marriage. 

Minot French Follansbee of Whitman and 
Miss Grace Wilde of Woods Hole were 
married Oct. 31, 191-5. The bride's mother 
was a daughter of Joseph I. Bates of Scit- 
uate and Braintree, and sister of Hon. Gus- 
tave B. Bates of Quincy. 

Revolutionary Records. 

The following Revolutionary Records are 
sent in by Mr. J. Wm. Atkins of Berkeley. 
Cal. The Joseph Bates mentioned is Joseph' 
(Joseph', Edward'-M of Weymouth: 
P. 156. Weston's "History of the Town of 
Middleboro, Mass." 

"At a town meeting held July 3, 1775, the 
Coniuiici.a of Inspection reported that 
Joseph Bates. Jr.. (and 9 others) have not 
given satisfaction to them that they are 
friends to the Country. 

"A committee of five men were appointed 
to see what measure should be taken rel- 
ative to these persons; adjourned for an 
hour and reported that said persons be con- 
fined to their own homes from the date 
hereof until such time as they shall make 
satisfaction to the town or Committee of 
Inspection, exceptins: that on the Lord's 
Day thev shall be allowed to attend public 

P. 792. Vol. 1. '*Mass. Soldiers and Sail- 
ors in the War of Revolution.'' 
"Joseph Bates. Middleborough — Private 
in Capt. William Tupper's Co.. Col. Eben- 
ezer Sprout's regiment, also in Capt. Ames 
Washburn's Co., Col. Wade's regiment. En- 
listed June 22, 1778; discharged July 17, 
1778. Service, 25 days on an alarm from 
Rhode Island. Roll call at IMiddleborough."' 
Weston's history of the town of Middleboro, 

P. 123. Private David Bates. 
P. 126. Four companies from Middleboro, 
were enlisted during the year 1776. 
1st Company of Infantry, Thomas 

Bates, private, 
3rd Company of Infantry, Joseph 

Bates, private. 
5th Company of Infantry, David Bates, 
P. 133. Private Thomas Bates, also Peter 

P. 138. Private David Bates, .5th Company. 
P. 139. Private Samuel Bates of Wareham 
& Carver Bates of Middleboro. 

New Life Members. 

We welcome two new Life Members since 
our last issue. 

Frederick Sturtevant Bates. 76 So. 14th 
St., Richmond, Ind.. is a descendant of 
Edward Bates of Weymouth, as follows: 
Edward'-", Joseph -\ Eliphalet', Jacob", 
Frederick', Frederick S.' 

Charles F, Bates, 4325 Westminster PI.. 
St. Louis, is descended from Samuel Bates 
of Fairfield, Conn., his father being Hez- 
ekiah Bates and his grandfather Samuel 
Bates. Any enlightenment as to the earlier 
ancestors will be gratefully received. 

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Descendants of William Bates of Hanover, 
Morris Co., N. J. 

(Continued from last issue) 

19. JOHN* BATES (DanieP, Ephraim% 

William'), m. Thesier and moved 

to Osao-e City, Kansas. 

Children — amon^ others: — 
1. Daniel Marion. 

20. ISAAC BATES (Uzar, Isaac\ Eph- 

raim% William'), b. Dec. 9, 1830, d. 
March 8, 1912. He m. (1) Mary Ann 
Archer who d. Ausr. 18, 1893. He m. 
(2) June 16, 1894, Sarah J. Cain. 
Isaac enlisted Aug. 10, 1864 in Co. G 
176 Ohio Vol. Ind., and served to the 
end of the Civil War. His widow re- 
sides in Caldwell, O. 

Children: — 
1. Frank, died young. 
ii. Cephus, died young-. 
I iii. Sarah Ann, died young. 
iv. Daniel, died young. 
V. Sham, m. Laura Wells, but dsp. 

45. vi. William, b. Dec. 23, 1891. 

vii. Martha, m. William Bailey and 
had issue, Harold, Harry, and 

viii. Hamilton, m. Bertha Westcott. 
No issue. He served several 
years in the U. S. A, in the Phil- 
ippines during the Spanish War. 

ix. Ivy, b. Feb. 24, 1896. 

21. DANIEL^ BATES (Uzal', Isaac\ Eph- 

raim", William'), b. and d. March 

23, 1875. He m. Elizabeth Archer 
who d. Aug. 3, 1882. "Little Dan," as 
he was called, enlisted Feb. 29, 1864, 
in Co. I 25 Ohio Vol. Inf. and was 
mustered out with the company June 
18, 1866, after having seen hard serv- 
ice during the war. He had the fol- 

Children: — 

46. i. Orange L., b. March 27, 1868. 

ii. Annanias, b. Jan. 28, 1870. unm. 

iii. Ulysses Grant, b. April 19, 1872. 
He m. at Falmouth, Ky., Eliza- 
beth Crawford and d. shortly 
afterward. They had one child, 
Roderick, who d. age 11 months, 
at Dayton, O. 

47. iv. Lovett, b. June 11, 1874. 

V. Anna Belle, b. Dec. 13, 1877. She 
m. Dwight Baxter of Carrolton, 
O., and had issue; Juanita and 

22. JOHN' BATES (DanieP, Isaac\ Eph- 

raim% William'), b. 1822 and d. Nov. 
9, 1912. He m. (1) 1843 Christina 
Lincicome who was b. 1823 and d. 
1871. He m. (2) Mrs. Hester Shipley. 
Farmer. Residence, Enoch Twsp., 
Noble Co.. O. 




Children : — 

48. i. Daniel, b. 1845. 

49. ii. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 4, 1847. 

iii. Jane, b. 1849. She m. 1869 Levi 
Weekly. Issue, 

iv. Hannah, b. 1851. She m. Thos. 
G. Moore. 

V. Sally Ann, b. 1852. She m. Wes- 
ley Archer. 

vi. Isaac, b. 1854. He m. (1) 

Archer and (2) Sears. He 

moved to Iowa and had issue. 

vii. Caroline, b. 1857. She m. Elisha 
Weekly of Byesville. 

50. viii. John Henry, b. 1859. 
ix. William. 

23. JOSEPH^ BATES (Danier. Isaac, 

Ephraim-, William^), b. Jan. 20, 1832, 
' and d. Jan., 1904. He served through- 

out the Civil War. He m. Pamelia 

Archer. They had the following 
Children: — 

i. Sophia, b. 1850, m. Thos. Moore. 
James, b. 1852, m. Martha Archer 
and went West. 

Elizabeth, b. 1854, m. Cyrus Ar- 

Cynthia Jane, b. 1856, m. Michael 

Columbus, b. 1858, went West. 
Archibald, b. 1860, d. in San 

vii. Charlotte, b. 1862, d. unm. 

viii. Margaret Ann, b. 1864, m. Wes- 
ley McPherson. 

ix. Isaac Bingham, b. 1868, m. Eliza- 
beth Curtis. 

X. Rosella. b. Oct. 26, 1872, m. W. 
R. Davidson. 

xi. Cornelia, b. 1874, m. Murphy. 

xii. Daniel, b. 1875, d. in inf. 

24. ROBERT' BATES (DanieP, Isaacs 

Ephraim-, William'), b. Jan. 25, 18 40, 
and d. March 28. 1911. He m. Susan, 
dau. of James Miller. He enlisted 
Aug. 30, 1864, in Co. G, 176 Ohio Vol. 
Inf. and served until the end of the 
war. Farmer. Residence, Sarahs- 
ville, O. 

Children: — 
i. Lydia, m. Cyrus Matheny. 
ii. Hannah J., m. Daniel Stephens 

of Byesville and had issue seven 

iii. Hulda C. m. Sylvanus Archer. 

51. iv. Isaac Rudolphus. m. Ann Munn. 

52. V. John H., m. Belle Robinson. 

vL Edgar E , b. Dec. 9, 1868. He m. 
July 4, 1889, Minnie Bramhall, 
who was b. April 20, 1869. They 
had but one child, Blanche De- 
lores, who was b. April 19, 1890. 
and d. June 29, 1890. Edgar re- 

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sides at Zanesville, O. 
oS.vii. Daniel G., b. Jan. 20, 1871. 

viii. Matilda, m. James Moore of 

Whigville, O. 
ix. Nellie, m. ]\Iiles Bryan of Cald- 
well, O. 
25. JOHN' BATES (Isaac\ Lsaac\ Eph- 
raim% William'), b. 1824 and d. Feb. 
17, 1895. Stone mason, residence 
Soakum, O. He m. (1) Sept. 9. 1846, 
Ru Amy Foo-le, who d. Aus:. 16, 1855. 
He m. (2) Sept. 25, 1858, Maroaret 
Magilton, who d. July 8, 1865. He m. 
/ (3) Nov. 11, 1865, Nancy Spear, who 

survived him and m. (2) John Reed. 
John had 24 children. 

Children: — 
i. Nancy Jane, b. Sept. 7, 1847, dsp. 

54. ii. Isaac, b. Dec, 2, 1848.' 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 2, 1848, twin, 

d. young:. 
iv. Rhoda Ann, b. July 2, 1851, dsp. 
V. & vi. Twin sons still born, Oct. 10, 

vii. Dorcas, b. April 5, 1854. She m. 

(1) Jan. 30, 1879, Jonathan 
Walters, with issue 3 children. 

;■ She m. (2) Jan. 31, 1889, Levi 

Weekly and had issue one child. 
She m. (3) 1893, Sherman Ball, 
no issue. She m. (4) 1909, Wes- 
ley Wickham. no issue. She d. 
April 29, 1913. 
viii. & ix. Twin sons d. inf., b. Feb. 9, 

X. Clamensa Esther, b. Jan. 25, 
1859, m. Inhelder. 

55. xi. John, Jr., b. April 16, 1860. 
xii. Iowa Sevilla, b. Feb. 14. 1864. 


56. xiii. Frank Lebanon, b. July 28, 1866. 

57. xiv. David Henry, b. Sept. 27, 1867. 
XV. Margaret Clarissa Angeline, b. 

Aug. 12, 1869. She was m. Mav 
23. 1894. to Eli B. Cale and had 
issue, Edgel and Dot. Residence 
Caldwell, O. 

58. xvi. Adam, b. May 5, 1871. 

xvii. Eave Elizabeth, b. May 5, 1871, 
twin, dsp. 

xviii. Lilly May, b. Nov. 3. ,1872. She 
m. July 3, 1893, W. A. Siegfried, 
and had issue 4 children. 

xix. Emma Jane, b. July 18, 1875. 
She m. (1) Oct. 31, 1893, John 
W\ McHenry, who d. Feb. 17, 
1897. Issue 3 children. She m. 

(2) April 20, 1908, Alfred E. 
Steele of Byesville. 

XX. Ionia Leota, b. March 3, 1879. 
She m. July 24, 1896, Otis Moss 
of Buffalo, Ohio. They have six 

59. xxii. 

xxi. Harriet Idella, b. April 13, 1877. 

She m. Dec. 25, 1894, Edward A. 

Mackley of Byesville, O. They 

have seven children. 

Ellsworth, b. April 12, 1881. 
xxiii. Chloe Belle, b. Feb. 11, 1884. 

She m. 1898, Loren W. Boswell 

of Pleasant City, O. They have 

six children. 
60.xxiv. Daniel Harlev, b. Mar. 12. 1887. 

26. ISAAC BATES (Jacob*, Isaac, Eph- 

rainr, William'), b. Sept. 22, 1838. He 
m. Jan. 26. 1860, Rachel Brothers. 
They resided in Center Twsp., Noble 
Co., O., and had the following 
61 i. Daniel Webster, b. Oct. 18, 1860. 

Jacob, b. Jan. 28, 1862. 

John, of Hickorv, Pa. 

Isaiah, b. Jan. 10, 1867. 

Mary J., b. abt. 1869. She m. 

Ernest Theodore Moore. 

Martin, b. Mar. 31, 1873. 

William, b. abt, 1874. 

Joseph, b. April 30. 1875. 

Deborah, b. Feb. 20, 1879. She 

m. Aug. 28, 1898, Hayes Carter 

of Fredericksdale, 0., and has 


68. X. James, b. April 26, 1881. 

69. xi. Blaine, b. May 22. 1884. 

27. WILLIAM' BATES (Jacob\ Isaac', 

Ephraim-. William'), b. May 13. 1851, 
and d. Feb. 13. 1911. He m. Belinda 
Drothers June 7, 1877. They had the 

Children: — 
I Ella. b. March 25, 1878. She m. 
(1) Dec. 17, 1898, Hiram Moore, 
and (2) Feb. 17, 1906, Wesley 
Shafer of Mt. Ephraim, O. 
ii. W^illiam B., b. May 6, 1886. 
(To be continued.) 















The International Genealogical Federation. 

The Secretary has received a copy of the 
Proceedinars of the International Congress 
of Genealogy, held at San Francisco July 
28-31, 1915. It is a volume of over one 
hundred pages, thirty of which are devoted 
to the program, with list of delegates and 
Genealogical Societies, the remainder being 
given to the addresses presented at the 

We note interesting napers on "Genealogy 
of the Chinese Race," "Genealogical Rec- 
ords of the Maori," "Genealoev of _ the 
Hawaiians," "Genealogy and Eugenics," 
"Genealogy and Human Society," and other 
valuable articles. 

We wish success to the International 
Genealogical Federation under whose au- 
spices the work is published. 

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Sl)e Satps Slullptin. 


President— Gardner Bates, Charlestown. Mass. 

Vice Presidents — Albert C. Bates, Hart "ord, Conn. 
Walter L. Bates. South Wey- 
mouth, Mass. 
Everett A. Bates. Springfield. 
Clerk and Treasurer— Rev. Newton W. Bates 
Fairport Harbor. Ohio. 

Life Membership Ten Dollars. 

Annual Membership One Dollar. 

Single Copies of BULLETIN Thirty-five Cents 

Next Annual Meeting at Quincy. 

The next annual meetin-^ of the Bates 
Association will be held at Quincy, Mass., 
Thursday, Au,o:ust 3, 1916. Plans are being- 
made for a full day program. Many points 
of historic interest are within reach, in- 
cludino: the graves of Presidents John 
Adams and John Quincy Adams. An As- 
sociation dinner may be one feature of the 
day. Suggestions as to interesting fea- 
tures for the day may be sent to President 
Gardner Bates, 60 Sullivan St.. Charles- 
town, Mass.; Walter L. Bates. South Wey- 
mouth, Mass., or Hon. Gustave B. Bates, 
Quincy, Mass. Make your plans to attend 
this meeting. 

New Memb:rs. 

Since our last issue the following- new 
members have been received: 


Charles F. Bates, 432.5 Westminster PI., 
St. Louis, Mo. 

Frederick Sturtevant Bates, 76 So. 14th 
St., Richmond, Ind. 


Ezra T. Bates, 152 Temple St., New 
Haven, Conn. 

T. Towar Bates, 80 Broadv/ay, New York 

Mrs. Antoinette Reed Preston, 193 Broad- 
way. Norv/ich, Conn. 

Miss Anna L. Plummer, 66 Jamaica Ave., 
Flushing-, N. Y. 

Mrs. Florena Plummer-Burr, 85 Bucking- 
ham Road, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

George Austin Morrison, 99 John Street, 
New York City. 

Orange LeRoy Bates, Grand Ledge, Mich. 

Honorary Members. 

Thns far the Bates Association has had 
no Honorary Members, although the consti- 
tution provides for them. In this issue we 
have the record of three of the Bates family 
over ninety years old. Would it be well to 
make these aged members of the family 
Honorary Members of the Association? 
This is a topic worth consideration at our 
next meeting. . > \ 

Mayor Gustave B. Bates. 

At the fall election one of our Life Mem- 
bers, Gustave B. Bates of Quincy, Mass., 
was elected mayor of that city by a large 
plurality. The Association congratulates 
the Mayor upon his honors, assured that he 
will give the city an administration of un- 
usual success. 

Correction of Error. 

In the last issue of the BULLETIN an 
error occurred on page 76, column two, 
where the fourth line should h«ve been at 
the top of the page, making the paragraph 
read as follows: 

6. Argent, on a fess between three 
cinquefoils gules, three fleur-de-lis ermine. 

Crest: — A stag's head couped pierced 
with an arrow, all proper. 


See Figure 2. 

Whitmarsh Genealogy. 

'The Genealogy of the Descendants of 
John Whitmarsh of Weymouth, Mass.." is 
recently published by the Secretary, New- 
ton Whitmarsh Bates. 

The book contains the full record of the 
first five generations, giving later families 
cbie^v in the descendants of Jacob Whit- 
marsh who moved to Cummington in 1784. 

The book will be of interest to the branch 
of the family of Edward Bates of Wey- 
mouth who are descended from his son. In- 
crease Bates, as Increase married Mary 
Whitmarsh., granddaughter of .John Whit- 
marsh, immigrant. 

We note in the telegraph news that Dr. 
Ralph Bates of the American Red Cross 
Commission to Serbia, left Athens March 2, 
v*'ith 240 tons of foodstuffs, clothing and 
medicine for the relief of the Serbians on 
the Greek island of Corfu. 

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Coi. Thomas Leroy Bates. 

Probably the oldest Bates now living- is 
Thomas LeRoy Bates of Tasso. Tenn., who 
was born April 2, 1819, and recently cele- 
brated his ninety-seventh birthday. He is 
a brother of Hon. Creed F. Bates of Chat- 
tanooga, one of our Life Members. We are 
glad to present his picture to our readers. 

Death of Mrs. Grace B. Wise. 

Mrs. Grace Bates Wise, widow of Daniel 
P. Wise, a former Boston business man, 
died Dec. 29, 1915, at Flushing, L. L, where 
she had gone to spend the Christmas holi- 
days with her son, Paul T. Wise, who re- 
sides in that place. Mrs. Wise became ill 
on S'nday and pneumonia quickly developed 
and caused her death. 

Mrs. Wise was born in 1850 in the Maple- 
wood section of Maiden and was the daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Bates. Her 
father was of the old-time Cohasset family 
of that name. She was married to Mr. 
Wise on May 26. 1869, when she was a 
young woman of nineteen years. The fam- 
ily resided for many years at Maiden. 

Since the marriage of her children, Mrs. 
Wise had relinquished her residence there 
and of late had made her home at Brandon 
Hall. Beacon St., Brookline. In Maiden 
she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal 
Church, was on the board of managers of 

the Maiden Home for Aged Persons, be- 
longed to the Ladies' Aid of the Maiden 
Hospital and was a member of the Old and 
New Club. 

Five children survive Mrs. Wise, four 
sons and a daughter, as follows: Harold 
Wise and Howard P. Wise, residing in 
Brookline; Paul T. Wise, of Flushmg; Ro- 
land Wise, who makes his home in Texas, 
and Mrs. Frederick T. Ryder, of Brookline, 
who before her marriage was Miss Blanche 

Mrs. Wise became a member of the Bates 
Association early in its history and con- 
tinued an interested and helpful member to 
the end. The Association extends its sym- 
pathy to the family. 

Death of James Sidney Allen. 

James Sidney Allen, for fifty years prom- 
inent in Brockton and Eastern Massachu- 
setts, died at East Milton, Mass., Sept. 4, 
1915. He was born at East Bridgewater, 
Mass.. July 3, 1831, a son of Sidney and 
Mehetable Dyer (Bates) Allen. He was a 
descendant of Edward Bates of Weymouth 
through his son Edward', Benjamin-', 
Christopher', Moses", Mehetable D.', Joseph 

He was educated in the district schools 
and at the Adelphian Academy in North 
Bridgewater. He early began work as a 
shoemaker, gradually building up a busi- 
ness of considerable proportions, which in 
1872 he rem.oved to Brockton. 

In 1842 he married Mary P. Churchill 
of West Bridgewater, who died May 29, 
1870. In 1871 he married Alice Richards 
of West Bridgewater, who died July 24, 
1901. Four sons and one daughter survive 

His interest in public affairs resulted in 
his frequent election to office from school 
agent and selectman to member of the 
State House of Representatives for seven 
years and of the Senate for two years. 

Local history and genealogy always in- 
terested him and as clerk of the Congrega- 
tional Church of East Bride^ewater he com- 
piled and published in 1894 a historical 
sketch and manual which gave extensive 
genealouical data regarding all deceased 
and living members. 

The Bates Association interested him and 
he early became a member, attendinir the 
annual meetings until grov/ing feebleness 
rendered his coming impossible. We shall 
miss his cordial and enthusiastic helpful- 
ness, and unite in extending our sympathy 
to the bereaved members of the family. 

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Arms and the Man. 

The following- letter from one of our mem- 
bers is full of interest, and suj^Tests a new 
line of investigation for some one who can 
do some work across the ocean, when the 
war is over: 

Arkadelphia, Ark., Feb. 26, 1916. 

Rev. N. W. Bates, 

Fairport Harbor, O. 

Dear Sir: — I have read with much in- 
terest the article by our Historian on "Bates 
Coats of Arms," but I think his premises 
are wrong in regard to the Kent Family. 

We are of the Teutonic race, the Saxon 
branch, who occupied a large part of the 
Low Countries. How our name was spelled 
in Saxon I do not know, but the meaning 
of the name was "contention." In German 
it was Baet; since the ''s" was added it is 

The Saxons invaded Britain, landing on 
the coast of what is now Kent, on the 
island of Thanet, between there and Dover 
and about that city. They at once entered 
upon a campaign, conquered Kent ana a 
part of Sussex, and established the first 
Saxon Kingdom of England. Kent at that 
time was considerably larger than it is now. 
WTiat are called the Goodwin Sands was 
high and dry land at that time and of 
great extent, forming the estate of Earl 
Godwin, father of King Harold. This terri- 
tory was destroyed by the ocean, perhaps a 
tidal wave, about the year 1095. 

After research extending through many 
years, my conclusion is that our people came 
with the first invasion, or about that time. 
If such is the case, the Kent Family of 
"Contention" of course takes precedence. My 
conclusion in^H^ TeXer^sme to the Saxon Bate 
is that ilMi> feeads of the Family were 

In regard to the antiquity of the right 
of our family to bear arms, I cannot find 
an unbroken chain earlier than 1440 or 
1450 ; beyond that are smatterings here and 
there, but there was something then. The 
motto shows that. In medieval Latin it is 
"Fert palmam mereat;" in present day, 
"Palmam qui meruit ferat," which means, 
"Let him who has won the palm bear it." 

One thing is very certain, as early as the 
time of William the Scoundrel, alias the 
Conqueror, the French placed "de" before 
the name Bate. 

Very truly yours, 

Charles W. Bates. 


64. Mr. P. L. Ricker, 3740 Oliver St.. 
Washington, D. C, is working on a Ricker 
Genealogy and sends the following Bates 
marriages. Who can give the ancestry of 
these Bates? 

Anson Bates and Lydia Ricker of Oak- 
land, Maine. 

David Bates and Olive A. Hersom of 
Oakland, Maine, Oct. 25, 1856. 

Ella Bates and Julian Emerson, Oct. 25, 

Elizabeth Bates and Isaac H. Hersom, 
July 11. 1874. 

Martha Bates and Samuel Hersom, Dec. 
30, 1867. 

Thomas Bates and Sarah B. Ricker, at 
Lewiston, Maine, Dec. 25. 1870. 

65. Samuel Bates of Scituate. R. I., died 
1743. He married Mary Corp, daughter of 
John and Deliverance Corp, and had chil- 
dren, Samuel, John, Nathan who went to 
Vermont, Margaret, and Elizabeth who 
married Isaac King of Scituate. George 
A. Morrison, 99 John St., New York City, 
desires to know the ancestry of this Samuel 

The Bate Case. 

Our member, Charles W. Bates of Arka- 
delphia, Ark., sends the following which he 
has dug up in his research. The extract is 
from Prothero: 

"During the next few years other diffi- 
culties arose. Of these the most famous 
was the Bate Case, in 1606. For James. 
as for Elizabeth, the income of the Sov- 
ereign was insufficient, and in the case of 
the former, court extravagances m.ade the 
matter worse. Parliament, out of touch 
with the King, was not particularly liberal. 
James retained a duty, imposed by his pred- 
ecessor, on currants imported into Eng- 
land. The way of it was this: the Levant 
Company had paid Elizabeth twenty thou- 
sand dollars for the monopoly of the cur- 
rant trade, and for the privilege of taxing 
all merchants trading in currants, v/ho were 
not of the company. When the Company 
dissolved in 1601, the Crown, in order not 
to lose the twenty thousand dollars, con- 
tinued the tax that the Company had levied. 
One John Bate refused to pay this, on the 
ground that it was illegal; but the Judges 
of the Court of Exchequer decided in favor 
of the King." 

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Abstract of Wills of the Bate Family 
of Lydd. 

The following- extract of wills is sent us 
by Mr. Arthur Finn of Lydd, Engrland. The 
extracts are from the records of the Con- 
sistory Court at Canterbury. The custom- 
ary commending' of "the soul to God, our 
Lady and all the Holy Company of Heaven,'' 
and also the bequests "to the High Altar 
for tithes forgotten," are omitted. 

5 April, 1478. To the Brotherhood of 
All Saints Gd. Wife Marione have all the 
contents of my house. To the parish-clerks 
4d. Residue after paying debts, etc., to wife 
as g:uardian of my children. Exors — Wife 
Marione with Thomas Bate junior. Feof- 
fees — John Bate my brother and James 
Bate. Wife Marione have my tenement for 
16 years, then to my children, but if they 
die before full age, the tenement to be .sold, 
and from the money wife ^larione have 5 
marcs (£3-6-8d.), and 15 marcs C,£10) for 
our souls in the church, and the residue in 
wotks of charity, and to the repair of the 
nave of the church by my feotfees. Three 
acres of land in the fee of the Prior of 
Bilsington, which formerly belonged to Wil- 
liam Makemete; also two acres and three 
rods of land at the Southmedys, and one 
acre of land at Borham, to be sold and the 
money to pay debts, etc. (Probate 18 June, 

Vol. 2, fol. 389. 

29th May, 1478. To each of the parish- 
clerks 12d.; to each of the Brotherhoods of 
Holy Trinity, St. John the Baptist, and St. 
George, 20d.; and to the Mass of Jesus, 
6-8d. That Agnes, Margarete, Joan, and 
Marione, my daughters, each have 20 marcs 
(£13-6-8d.) to their marriage. Wife Agnes 
have all my household things, 28 ewes, and 
the half of my lambs, in the custody of 
William Clyne, 10 cows, one mare, two 
sprot-nets, eight acres of corn growing in 
Oxyniese at Langport. John, Thomas, ana 
Georg-e, the sons of James Bate, have 20/-; 
Juliane, daughter of Andrew Bate, 6-8d.; 
Aenes, wife of John Parker my kinsman, 
6-8d.; John and William, the sons of Thos. 
Bate junior, 13-4d.; Margaret, daughter of 
Simone Bate, 6-8d. ; and Margaret, wife of 
John Clark of Rye, 6-8d. To my daughters 
my best girdle with silver mounts that 
formerly belonged to John Bate my father, 
also another green girdle, but if my wife be 
with a son he shall have the best girdle. 
Feoffees — Andrew Bate, John Breggys, 
John, son of John Bate junior, upon the 
Ripe; and James Bate; and they to sell my 
messuage in which Laurence Hanson tailor 
now dwells, and with the money buy a 

chalice value £5 for the Church, and the 
residue of the money to buy one Crismatory 
for the Church, to pray for my soul, par- 
ents, and all the faith-'^vl departed. To 
Richard Cowper a cerl^.^. messuage with 
appurtenances in which tne same Richard 
dwells. John Kempe have three rods of 
land, that formerly was William Makettys 
situated at Westbroke. Thomas Caneston 
have three acres of land. Thomas the son 
of Andrew Bate have and hold 2 and a 
half acres of land at Dajehnwall that for- 
merly belonged to Sir Waiter Moyle, knight. 
Wife Agnes have for life my chief tenement 
with appurtenances (formerly Richard 
P"'ordys* , one acre and a rod of land formerly 
belon'^ing to Richard Glover, two acres of 
land late James Lucas; one acre and a rod 
formerly Richard Burston's, ten acres late 
William WanstalFs, called the Rype, ten 
acres formerly Robert Chambers, AtU^ 
the death of wife Agnes the chief tenement 
to my toy, but if he die before 18, then at 
the death of Agnes, my daughter Agnes 
have the mess-'-age formerly Thomas Brokye 
and to her heirs, but if she die under a^e 
then to the o^-her children, and if they all 
die under full age, then to my heirs. To 
each of my daughters 20 acres of land when 
of age: but if they die then the 80 acres to 
that son, if wife Agnes is pregnant. After 
the death of Agnes all remain to that son, 
but if no son to mv other daughters. (Pro- 
bate 8 August 1478.) 

Vol. 2, fol. 392. 

17 July 1487. To each parish-clerk 2d.; 
and to the Brotherhood of All Saints 6d ; 
the repair of the nave of the church 20d. 
Wife Margareta have all household things, 
and all the wood stored, three quarters of 
corn, four quarters of barley, five of the 
best cows, and the best mare. If Margareta 
marry again, then John Bate have half of 
the household things. Exors — Thomas Ro- 
byn, and son John Bate. Witnesses — John 
kempe, John Michell. (Probate 3 March, 

Vol. 3, fol. 278. 

19 October, 1485. To the Brotherhood of 
St. John the Baptist 12d. Wife Margaret 
have ail my household things, and son John 
one large brass pot after the death of his 
mother. Wife have 2 cows and 7 sheeo, 
with the increase of this year. Exors — wife 
^Margaret and son John. Wife have for life 
my chief-house with kitchen and garden, 18 
acres of land, situated near the land of John 
Sweting senior, and another house which 
Laurence Hamond now holds to farm, after 
her death to son John and his heirs. Son 
John have remainder of my lands, tenements 

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and rents pavine- 20/- yearly to his mother. 
(Probate 19 April, 1486.) 

Vol. 3, fol. 90. 

14 October, 1490. To the two parish- 
clerks 2d. Alice my dau2:hter have my best 
sheets; Alice Edryk my second sheets. John 
Bate, senior, that kytell which now he us:s. 
Juliane wife of William Adam my murray 
kirtell. Residue after paying- debts, etc., 
for my soul by my exor John Bate, senior. 
Witnesses, John Waston, Matthew Kayse. 
(Probate 17 January, 1491.) 

Vol. 3, fol. 275. 

14 January, 1492. To the Lisrht of St. 
Mary 6d.; and of St. James 6d. Daug-hter 
Joan have 20/- to her marria.2:e. Wife 
Agnes exor, and have all household thing's, 
also two messuages situated in Lydd and 
I\ychurch for her life, then to my heirs in 
equal portions. (Probate 15 March, 1492.) 

Vol. 3, fol. 311. 

10 May, 1498. To the Brotherhood of 
All Saints 16d. John, son of John Bate, 
junior, a cow^; Joan Bate my sister one 
ewe. Residue to .John Bate aforesaid, and 
John Bate my father, for my soul, etc., and 
they exors. FeolTees — John Bate, junior, 
and Jsmes Swan. John Bate my father 
have 24 acres of land paying* to my exors 
£10. John Bate, junior, 10 acres of land, 
whereof 4 acres are near Dryng" Draeve; 
and my part of a piece of land called Paris- 
feld, with a certain yearly rent of 2/-. 
Andrew Bate my b^-other when of full ag-e, 
have 3 acres of land near Heptrebreg:e. 
Joan my sister 6 acres of land called Corte- 
home. Residue of land to be sold, and 
money for my soul. To the work of the 
church 100/-. (Probate 21 June, 1498.) 

Vol. 4, fol. 195. 

20 Nov., 1498. Buried in the Church of 
All Saints Lydd, between the Imagre of the 
Annunciation (tig:ura saluator) and the lit- 
tle beryels there. To the Lights of St. 
Mary. Holy Trinity, and St. Katherine, 8d. 
each. A chaplain celebrate for my soul in 
the Church for the quarter of a year and 
have 40/-. John Asshemonton my grod-son, 
have a basin, candlestick. 8 pieces of pew- 
ter, and brass-pot of three g-allons. Georg:e 
.\sshemonton have 6 pieces of pewter, brass- 
pot, basin, and candlestick. Ag:nes Pratt 
have one ship chest, pan of brass, of 6 g:al- 
lons, basin, two candlesticks, little posnett, 
pair of sheets, cloth, and towel, but if she 
died unmarried, then these things to be sold, 
and the money for my soul, etc. To Thomas 

the parish-chaplain 20/-; and to John Gre- 
gory 6-8d. Exors — Richard Asshemonton 
and John Greg:ory, Godlef my daurhter 
have my tenement in the parish of Apuldore 
for her life, then to her sons and daughters 
equally between them. But if my da'jihter 
have no children, then to be sold and the 
money for my soul, etc. (Probate G June, 

VoL 5, fol. 34. 

A Unique Reuniting of Families. 

In working up ancestral charts the £ren- 
ealogrist often comes upon interestin-? in- 
stances where two lines, having- a common 
ancestor but separated for many genera- 
tions, reunite by intermarriag-e. Our late 
historian, Frank A. Bates, reported the fol- 

Clement W. Bates, son of Thomas .\. and 
Melissa ( Damon ^ Bates, born at Cohasset. 
Mass, March 12, 1?82, married Oct. 1, 
1910, Alice E. Newham, daugrhter of Albert 
E. Newham, who w^as born at Battle, Kent, 
England, in 1858. The bride's mother was 
Julia Buss, born at London in 1862. She 
was the da'^g-hter of Thomas S. and Fannie 
Annie (Bates) Buss, the latter bom at 
Camberwell, Kent. . England, in 1819, and 
buried at Lydd, England. 

Thus after twelve or more generations 
the families unite once more. Clement W. 
Bates is of the Cohasset branch of the 
Clement of Hingham family, while Ali^e 
New^ham is undoubtedly a descendant of the 
old Lydd family from which Clement of 
Hingrham was descended. 

'* Uncle Bob " Bates a Father at 96. 

An article has recently appeared in print 
announcing- that "L^ncle Bob" Bates of 
Whitesburg-. Letcher County, Kentucky, 
ag-ed ninety-six years, is the father of his 
twenty-fourth child, a boy whom he named 
Woodrow in honor of President Wilson. 

The Secretary has followed up several 
such nev/spaper stories, usually with no re- 
sult. Correspondence, however, seems to 
verify the essential facts in this case, al- 
thoug:h correspondents differ as to his ajre, 
from 92 to 96 years. The fact of twenty- 
four children remains unchallengred, but a 
letter to "Uncle Bob'' remains unanswered. 
One writer speaks of him as strong- and 
healthy, and always trading in cattle and 

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Bates Tombstones in the Church at Lydd. 

The followin.e: "Account of Some Tomb- 
stones in the Church of Lydd in the County 
of Kent, Eni^rland, 1701-1730" is sent us by 
Mr. Arthur Finn of Lydd. 

As you pass from ye Chancel into ye 
middle Ally of ye Church, ri^'ht before you 
is a blev/ Stone with 3 Coats of Arms in 
white marble (inscript) that Here lieth ye 
Body of Richard Bate Gent: (Son of James 
and Alice Bate sometime of this towne). 
He left Issue by his first Wife S'lsan 
Daugrhter of George Isham of London Gent: 
one Son viz, James. And with him here 
lieth ye body of Ellen his second Wife 
(Daughter of Mr. John Wallis sometime 
Minister of Ashford in this County) by 
whom he had Issue 4 Sons and one Daugh- 
ter, Richard, John, Samuel, Stephen and 
Ann, when he had lived with her near 
twenty years. She died ye 17th Day of June 
in the 42d Yeare of her Age. He died ye 
6th Day of March following Anno 1656 in 
ye 47th Yeare of his age, after he had been 
Baylief of this Corporation six times, Sta- 
tum est omnibus semel mori. The 3 Coats 
are Baron & tfeme; Ist Bate's Sable a Fess 
Or, between 3 Hands Argent, & I sham's a 
Fess wavy or inverted in ye upper part 
SunbeamiS shining thro' a Cloud, with a 
Crescent for difference. 2d. Bate's & Er- 
mine, a Bend over it. 3d Bate's & Or a 
Bend Cotiz'd Sable charged with 3 Mullets. 

Beneath this is a Stone with a Coat of 
Arms (viz.) (Baron & feme Bates as be- 
fore with a Crescent for difference) & 
Maolisden, being a cross forme in 3 points 
& fitcher in y« 4 & a Stag's Head for ye 
crest (inscript^ Sacred to the Memory of 
Katherire ye Daughter of Peter Maplisden 
Gent. Jurate of Lid. Wife of John Bate 
Gent. Jurate alsoe who had Issue 2 Sons 
& 2 Daughters by her, at ye Age of 31 
Years she died, & was buried Feb. 2, 1638. 

Vixi, vivit adhuc potior pars, q'uando 

Corpus, jam Foetum pulvers, tempus 

Beneath this near ye Font is a large 
Stone with 2 Coats of Arms (viz Bate's 
without a Crescent & Maplisden, & Bate's 
alone) under which is inscribed, 
This lyes upon 
Father & Son 
John ye Sonne of Thomas Bate, & Thomas 
ye Sonne of John Bate Gent: of the most 
ancient House: John died April ye 16th 
A no 1642, aged 38 yeare, Jurate of this 
Towne & once Bayliffe. Thomas died Janu- 
ary ye 27th .A-no. 1657 aged 24 Years. 

— Mors sola fatetur 
Quantula sunt hominun Corpuscula 

'Tis Death alone can speake 
How frail we are, how soone our Bodycs 


Horum filiae et Sorores . 

Hujus Tumrli sunt Anthores 
Katherine Bate Anne Bate. 

In ye South Ally at ye upper end is a 
Stone, this Inscription in Brass. Here liath 
hurried the Body of John Bate one of the 
Sonnes of Thomas Bate of Lid wch said 
John died ye xxth of ]Maye and in ye 30th 
Yere of his aee 1600. 

Beneath this Here lyeth ye Body of 
Thomas Bate of that ancient Fatnily in the 
Towne of Lvdde, who was Freeman there 
47 Yea res Jurate 43 Yeares & 4 several 
times chosen Bayliffe thereof Leiue^enant 
of the Trained Band 15 Yeares hee M'ed in 
holy Wedlocke with his Deare Wife 18 
Yeares. by v/hom hee had Issue 3 Sons & 
3 Daughters. He was borne ye 6th of Seo- 
tembr, 1567, & was buried ye 5th of May 
(then follows") 

Monumentum hoc 

Chara Joanna suo Conjux viduata Marito 

Amoris ergo 


Beneath this is a Brass Image & Inscrip- 
tion in Verse which runs thus — 
As Nature Breath & Life doth yielde. So 

draws on Death by kinde 
And yet throu2:be fayth in Christe by 

Deathe, Eternall Life we find 
Beholde a proof by me that dyd. Enjoy my 

Vitall Breath 
Full threescore yeares & twelve thereto, 

And then gave place to Death. 
A Jurate of this Towne was I, And Thomas 

Bate by name 
Like thee j was, & now am Dust, As thou 

shalt by the same 
Fov/er chyldren now my place supplye My 

Soule it is with Chryste 
Who sende to them & the good Lyfe, And 

eke in him to rest. 

Obiit 18". Die Junii Anno Dni 1579. 

Between this is a fair blew Stone with a 
Coat of Arms, Baron & Feme, viz. Bates 
& Wilcox, ye latter being a Cock & 2 Stars 
in chief (inscript) Borne December the 12th 
An". 1671 Here resteth the Body of Joane 
the Wife of Thomas Bate the Elder, Gent: 
adjacent, who had Issue by him 3 Sonnes 
Thomas. Thomas & John. & three Daughter? 
Katherine. Sibbill, & Joane; Daughter & 
Coheir unto Edward Wilcocke Gent. E-^ii- 
nent in his time & in these Partes. Who 
after she had attained unto a good old age 
full Fourscore Yeares & three Quarters and 
beene a liberal Housekeeper in this Towne 
three'^core & three Yeares complete, finished 
her Course Septembr the 15th An'. 1652. 

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David's Confine she did surpasse : 'f 

Doubtlesse her Soul's now, where it was. 
Monumemtum ac mortuae ac vivarum 

Nempe collocarunt Neptes 
Joane Tookey, Katherine Bate, Anne Bate. 
Beneath this is a fair blew Stone with a 
Coat of Arms, a Lion rampant, guardant 
holding: a Rose Brance in his Paws and a 
Mullet for difference, ye Crest being a 
Snake w'th 2 Heads twisted in ye Body in- 
to ye figure of 8. The Inscription runs 
thus. Edward ye Son of Edw. Master Gent: 
& Kath : his Wife, Daughter of Thorn : Bate 
of Lyd, Gent: after the travel of 58 years, 
wherein he was one of the Jurates of ye 
Town & Port of New Romney, and once 
maior thereof. Here is laid to rest in ex- 
pectation of a joyful resurrection through 
C:-;rist. Ob. Novemb. 14, 1674. Mor. pos. 
.In. G. 

Who Was Elizabeth Bates ? 

The question is frequently asked as to 
the ancestry of the Elizabeth Bates who 
married Thomas Lawrence of Hingham. 
The Hingham History gives her as a 
daughter of James Bates of Dorchester, and 

says that she survived her husband and 
returned soon after his death to Dorchester. 

A correspondent. Mr. Dou:2:las Merritt of 
Rhinebeck, N. Y., writes that she was born 
May 11, 1620, married about 1643, and died 
Feb. 18, 1679. and that she was a sister of 
Edward Bates of Weymouth or of James of 

There is no Elizabeth mentioned among 
the children of James of Dorchester, but a 
daughter Mary was baptized Nov. 21, 1619, 
who married Hopestiil Foster, and Mar- 
garet, baptized Sept. 16, 1621, married 
Christopher Gi'son. Evidently Elizabeth 
was not a daughter of James. 

In the Lydd records is the birth of Eliza- 
beth Bates, daughter of Andrew Bates, 
March 11, 1620-21. This Andrew Bates was 
a brother of James and Clement. His 
daughter, Elizabeth, would be, therefore, a 
cousin of James and Clement. While there 
is no record of her coming to this country, 
it is easily possible that she did so, making 
her home, perhaps, with her cousin, James 
of Dorchester. This is probably the solu- 
tion of the problem. 

The family ancestry of Edward of Wey- 
m.outh is still undetermined. It is possible 
that he was a brother of James and Clem- 
ent, as tradition claims, but evidence is 
lacking. Any farther light on the problem 
will be welcome. 

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President Waiter L. Bates 

Tfie Annual Meeting at Quincy. 

An ideal day, an ideal place for meeting, 
and a committee that had made careful and 
complete arrangements for our comfort and 
enjoyment, made the annual meeting at 
Quincy on August 3, 1916, the best one in 
the history of the Association. 

The Adams houses, homes of two presi- 
dents, and the Dorothy Q. house, were well 
worth the time spent in their inspection, 
the furniture, tools and costumes of •a 
century and more ago reminding us of the 
life that our own Bates Ancestors led. The 
old church and the cemetery gave us quaint 

glimpses of the long ago, with the strange 
feeling of wonder if, some time, later gen- 
erations will look with a reverent smile upon 
the inscriptions on our tombs. 

A modern touch came from the inspection 
of the statue being made in memory of the 
men who went down on the Titanic. 

The dinner at Alpha Hail supplied all 
needs of the body most satisfactorily, while 
the flow of soul made the hour doubly in- 

The photograph which was taken imme- 
diately after dinner was excellent and well 
worth preserving by all the members. 

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and President Gardi\p.r IJates, always alert 
ard active, kept thira'.: fnoving' and so con- 
ducted the nrogram that the near'.y four 
hours passed without v/r:ariness or jar. The 
fact that all of the invited speakers were 
present g-ave us a full (xo^^ram, but it was 
rich in its fulness and none wished it less. 

Rev. L. R. Swett of Jioston led in prayer. 

Hon. Gustave B. P,at,<;s, mayor of Quincy, 
who is ^ivino- the city a political cleaning up, 
gave the welcome to t,h<; Association. 

Letters were read from Charlotte Fiske 
Bates (Mme. Adolphe iO>u;e) and other ab- 
sent members. 

The report of the S':cretary and Treas- 
urer are given elsewln'n' in this issue, the 
auditor, N. E. Wharton d^-claring the Treas- 
urer's accounts correct,. 

For the advancement of the work of the 
Association three new Vire Presidents were 
ejected and considerai»l(' changes made m 
the other officers. The Ciill list as suggested 
by the Nominating ( ;ofrmiitt°e. Philander 
Bates, Walter C. Bates and H. T. Lincoln, 
and elected by the Association is found on 
page 102 of this issue. 

Hon. Geo. H. Bates of Barnwell, S. C, 
spoke of the weYare of the Association and 
his interest in it. 

Mrs. Medora Bates VVharff told of the 
Scituate lighthouse, the story of which she 
will soon furni-h for the BULLETIN. 

Miss Mary W. El! is of Springfield. Vt., 
read a verv interesting paper on "Early 
Bates Settlers in Springfield, Vt.," which 
appears elsewhere in this issue. 

Prof. Katharine Lee Bal:es of Wellesley 
read a poem and exhibited a spoon from 
Lydd and a rubbing from the brass of 
Thomas Bates in the ohi Lydd church. The 
poem and a photograph o( the rubbing ap- 
pear in this issue. 

Rev. E. Victor Bigt>l<»w of Andover, for- 
merly pastor at Cohasset. who wrote the 
History of Cohasset. •^••••^^e on "The Sur 
roundings of the'ly 

In memory of Frank 
historian and former \ 
aDpreciation were spot- 
Bates of Fairport, Oiiio 
Bates of Barnwell, S. ('. 
a suitable memorial I 
mittee. This appear 

The call for a "B:\tes Hymn" was met 
by asking Prof. Kath.-nine Lee Bates to pre- 
pare one, and at her suguostion the invita- 
tion was extended to oi tiers also. 

In recognition of sen»e of our name who 
have attained a great juve. it was voted that 
persons with a Bat«vs ancestry, who are 
eighty-five years old or over, be made 
Honorary Members. 

The needs of the \.\dd church and the 
recognition of service r<Mulored to the Asso- 
ciation by Mr. Arthur Finn of Lydd, led 

Bates Ancestors. 
A. Bates, our late 
iresident, words of 
en by Rev. N. W. 
I, ami Hon. Geo. H. 
It was voted that 
prepared by a com- 
elsewhere in this 

to the voting of twe-ty-five dollars for the 
Organ Fund of the Lydd church, with the 
expectation that others will add to this 

A hearty vote of tharks to the local com- 
mittee for its successful planning and exe- 
cuting its plans was given, and all departed 
happy in a day well spent and full of e.i- 





Death of Charlotte Fisk Bates. 

Again the Bates Association is called to 
mourn the death of one of its promieit 
members. Charlotte Fiske Bates (Mme. 
Adolphe Roge), passed away on Friday. 
Sept. 1, 191f3, at her home, 304 Harvard 
Street, Cambridge, Mass. 

She was born in New York, November. 
30, 1838, the daughter of Hervev and Eliza 
(Endicott) Bates. Most of her life has been 
spent in Cambridge where she has been both 
'a teacher and a poetess. Under her maiden 
name, Charlotte Fiske Bates, she was 
known to poetry lovers throughout the 
country as the author of books of poetry 
and as editor of the Longfellow Birthday 

In 1891 she married Adolphe Roge, who 
died five years later. 

One of the organizers of the Bates Asso- 
ciation, she has kept up her interest in the 
organization, attending the annual meeti'^gs 
when health permitted, and always sending 
a letter of greeting when unable to be 
present. She will be greatly missed at our 
meetings and in the councils of the Asso- 

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The Life Story of Eflel Bates of Weymouth 
and Hingham, Mass. 

By His Son, Urban Sidney Bates, of Hingham, Mass. 

It is always in order to say an apprecia- 
tive word for our ancestors. My fathar 
was the only ancestor, on the Bates side, 
that I ever knew, and he was, in his life- 
time, the last man to have anticipated a 
time, near or distant, when a word of eulogy 
would be said in his behalf. 

The first thing to claim our attention is 
the u/usual name of Eliel. Whence came 
the inspiration that bertowed it upon him ? 
I have a Ways thought it to be of Scriptural 
origin, but it needs some one more diligent 
in research to name the chapter and verse. 
In common speech the name was clipped 
to Lial. My mother called him Lial; his 
nephews called him Uncle Lial, and it was 
so commonly abbreviated by everyone who 
spol e of him familiarly, that it was some- 
times mis-spelled in print. 

My father was emohatically of the com- 
mon people, a type of the old New England 
countryman, industrious, frugal, of steady 
habits, ungrammatical of speech, which did 
not at all indicate the degree of intelligence 
or even of education, whi^h was meagre 
enough as will be seen. His speech was 
t^at of his associate^, and neighbors, a:^d 
if he spoke of the live stock in the barn 
as the "critters" it was not that he did 
not know the proper word, but that, while 
he might approve of the correct use of lan- 
guage by others, it seemed to me that he 
fe't that it would be affectation on his part 
to attempt it. 

Someone has said that romance enters 
into every life, however simple. Let us 
see if we can find it. Not in this case a 
romance of sentiment but the romance of 

To say that he was "bound out" as an 
anprentice when he was eleven years old; 
that he ran aw^ay when he was fifteen; that 
when he was nineteen he married my 
mother who was seventeen; that he built 
himse'f a house when he was twenty-one, 
sounds enterprising and sufficiently promis- 
ing, but in fact, almost the whole story is 
comprised in the statement of it; how^ever, 
I will, as briefly as may be, fill in the de- 

We are descended from the first Edward 
of Weymouth: — two Edwards, two Johns, 
two Urbans (now four). Eliel being the son 
of the second Urban, his brother and my- 
self — his son — making four generations to 
bear the name. 

Hannah (Bicknell) Bates was the mother 
of five, Eliel being the youngest. The 
father, Urban, died when Eliel was seven 
years old and but little is remembered of 
him. The mother lived until he was eleven; 
she was a paralytic invalid from my fath- 

er's infancy, and, confined to her chair, she 
maintained discipline over her flock within 
the room by means of a long stick or 
switch, and was said to be able to reach 
the corners of the room. I fear that out- 
side the room, the children had their own 
way. Tw^o of the daughters having mar- 
ried, it appears that the mother's death 
caused the breaking up of the lamiiy and 
seems to account for my father being 
bound out at the tender age of eleven. 

It was a hard experience. iVly father 
never complained of physical abuse. I do 
not know if there was any written con- 
tract, but the agreement, whatever its form, 
provided for attendance at school and he 
was enrolled as a pupil, but attended so 
little and so irregularly that it did not 
amount to much. 

His trade was to be that of harness- 
maker and carriage-trimmer, but his mas- 
ter would hire him out to the neighbors at 
all sorts of jobs, and as he was industrious 
and skilful in many things, he seems to 
have been so much in demand that school 
was neglected. My father always referred 
to his master as "Old Pierce," his experi- 
ences never suggesting a more respectful or 
affectionate term. Beside being a maker of 
horse-goods, the master was something of 
a trader and at one time having sold a 
horse to a customer in Marshheld, the boy 
was sent to deliver it, riding horseback the 
twenty miles and w^alking back the same 
day, perhaps barefoot, if in summer, 
through strange villages and over roads 
that w^ere new to him. 

The only man who looked after him at 
all was his brother-in-law% Lovell, who had 
married his sister Zerviah. They some- 
times met on a holiday, the boy having 
parts of such days. Lovell w^ould ask him 
if the master gave him spending money, 
which he never had, and then Lovell would 
give him some pennies or a dime. At one 
such time, after hearing my father's griev- 
ances, Lovell told him that he need not stay 
if he did not wish to, but offered no ad- 
vice or explanations. My father told me 
that he thought of little else for a week, 
and then, having made up his mind to run 
away, he made a bundle of his small pos- 
sessions and put it under his bed. He rose 
at four o'clock next morning and, creeping 
down the stairs, gained the highway, run- 
ning every step of the three miles or more 
between Weymouth Landing and East Wey- 

Broad Street had not then been built and 
his way lay over Commercial Stret^t. 
crooked then as now. Over King Oak Hiii 
he ran, expecting pursuit at every turn, 
until he reached his sister's house^ana ^^^i^- 
duly installed as one of the family, i"-"- 
ing the day old Pierce appeared, ace rn- 
panied bv a neighbor, the town constat'.*;. 
As no charge was made, calling for an v.i- 

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ficer, it appears to be an attempt to over- 
awe the boy and his relative. My father 
had disappeared up the back stairway and 
was lying flat upon the floor, with eye and 
ear to cracks or knot-holes where he could 
overhear the interview. 

Lovell, in the lad's defense, accused the 
harnessmaker of overworking his appren- 
tice, and he, in turn, retorted with tales of 
the utter worthlessness of E'iiel. Of course, 
the obvious reply to that was, that he should 
be glad to be rid of him. Then the master 
began to admit that he was doing better 
and that he was anticipating a more use- 
ful and profitable apprentice from that time 
on. What vexed my father most of all, 
was to hear that constable corroborate every 
disparaging story, when, as he said, he had 
worked faithfully for that man many days, 
attending his store, handling his morey and 
serving his customers so well that his ser- 
vices were in demand, and for which the 
master was paid, with never a cent for the 
boy. When the interview ended, my father 
was elated to hear his relative say that 
he should keep the boy and would not let 
him go back. 

After that, provision was made for his 
employment. Lovell was a manufacturer 
of boots and shoes after the method of his 
time; a one-man factory such as every 
ma' er of shoes became, at a time when a 
workman was accustomed to do every part, 
from cutting the raw material to the finish- 
ing of the footwear. 

In spite of his many activities he had 
learned something of leather work and the 
use of waxed thread, so he was easily 
started as a maker of shoes and became a 
cordwainer. When the name of cordwainer 
disappeared from common parlance he was 
known as a shoemaker, a cobbler and hand- 
sewed workman. 

Although never a professed teetotaler, he 
was sufficiently abstemious to have de- 
served the term all the time of my youth 
and middle age. I always lived at home in 
the family with him till near the time of 
his death. After he was seventy years old, 
living then for about forty years upon the 
smaU farm in Hingham inherited from my 
mother's people, he felt his physical powers 
failing; and it became his custom every 
summer, at the approach of the arduous 
haying season, to get two quarts of whiskey 
and to take half a glass every morning. 
When it was gone and haying done, he got 
no more until the next year. He nevpr 
offered it to me and never treated any one. 
We were early risers, and every morning 
as I came downstairs, I would find him mix- 
ing his whiskey and water. Perhaps it 
did him good; he seemed to think so, at 

I would not speak of this except for the 
purpose of introducing another incident of 
his early life. On one such morning as I 

have just mentioned, he told me, much to 
my surprise, that as a young fellow, he 
li .ed liquor pretty well, and while yet in 
his teens he fell in v»7ith a dissipated set of 
your.g men and one day, went to Boston 
with three companions for a spree. They 
had a livery rig. four in a covered wagon, 
and on the way home at night, he was the 
only one able to sit up and guide the horse. 
He thought matters over very seriously alf 
the way out, ard made up his mind that he 
must quit that kind of life. He was ever a 
man of strong will, and having made his 
resolve, his reform was instant and perma- 

The excellence of his home-made currant 
wine was ever a matter of pride. It was 
not commonly used as a beverag'e, but once 
a year, when my mother entertained the 
Old Ladies' Sewing Circle, and the husbands 
came to tea and to pass the evening, the 
wine was passed around in small glasses. 
For most part, the year's vintage w^as do- 
nated to the sick ard convalescent. Whsrr 
my father died we found, I think, two bot- 
tles whose label indicated an age of thirty 
years. It was sent to his best friend, then 
dying of cancer. 

To return to my father's early lifa, he 
was married when only nineteen years of 
fige, to my mother, Hannah Stodder, who 
was seventeen. They set up housekeeping 
on Hierh Street, near Commercial Square, in 
East Weymouth. This was in 183t. In 
February of 1833. the first child, my olde-t 
sister, Eliza Merritt. was born. The event 
appears to have decided the young people 
to build a new house, and I am proud to 
point out the house at the corner of High 
and Grant Streets, now owned by Mr- 
Fisher, as the house my father built in 
1833-''4. It has been well cared for by later 
owners and holds up its head well among 
more modern and more pretentious pla'^-es. 
He borrowed S400.00 to build with, getting 
the money from his uncle. Deacon John 
Bates of North Weymouth. "Deacon John- 
nie" as he was famiii^^rly called, was one 
of the richest men in Weymouth, so I used 
to hear it said, believed to be worth five 
thousand dollars. A plutocrat of his times. 

Wnen Deacon John died he left a will that 
was never signed, and hence was void. It 
was never made public, but some one who 
knew, told my father that he would have 
fared well, and so he believed that his 
uncle intended to give him the cost of his 
house, at least. As it was, the house was 
paid for out of his savings, his earnings 
being seventy-five cents per day, the aver- 
age wage of the period. I should add that 
my mother helped. She used to "do boots," 
bind shoes and sew linings, continuing such 
work for many years. Long after the house 
was paid for, and even through .my own 
youth, I, the youngest of four, remember 
well the stitching of straps and counters. 

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and then t^e "siding-up" of lorg side seams 
with waxed thread. Often in the eve^nng-, 
my father would bring- out his clamps and 
by the light of a whale-oil lamp which gave 
about as much light as a whits bean — to use 
a comparison that I well remember as then 
common, would help out my mother's 

Also my m^other's sister and her husband, 
ynung married people, Uved with them and 
shared expenses until they too, bui't a new 
house on the then adjoinirg lot. They were 
p^fo--g« t-^o bv the wav — Abraham — a 
cousin of remote degree. Never were two 
m.ore r» ac'd a'^d ami'-'b'e women than the 
two sisters who shared their household la- 
hor=? w'thout a Darti^le of friction. They 
had babies of about the same age, and it 
was said that while my mother did the 
kitchen work, Aunt Susan could knit or sew. 
and rock two cradles, ore with each foot, an 
examT)'e of thrift and industry such as we 
do not find now-a-days. 

Referring again to Deacon John, when he 
died he left a widow much younger than 
himse'f and she lived on to the mature age 
of eighty-seven years, so that the estate 
was tied ur> for about thirtv year«!. It was 
finally distributed among heirs-at-law by an 
administrator. The largest single item was 
a large tract of land at North Weymouth 
near Quincy Point Bridge, now in the hands 
of a promoting company. It is valued at 
ten cents per foot now. but was sold for 
the he'rs. for a modest sum. In the many 
years between Deacon John's death and the 
distribution of the estate generations were 
born, some had died, others married, and 
many moved away, forgetting, if they ever 
knew, that they would some day. be ent'tled 
to a fra-'tion of a d^^^^eased relative's estate. 
Quincy Bicknell of Hingham, was appointed 
administrator, and no better selection couM 
have been made. He was familiar with pro- 
bate procedure, and was a trained genealo- 
gist with a nose for finding out all that 
could be found. It was a comolicated affair. 
Some possible or probable, heirs were never 
located, and if my memory serves me well, 
some residue was deposited with the court 
and maybe there are yet awaiting claimants 
whose share would be so small that it could 
never pay for proving up. My father re- 
ceived, I think, one-fifth of one-fourth, 
amounting to something li^-e two-hundred 
dollars. Other heirs, much farther removed. 
received very small amounts. I know that 
when my father added his name to the 
deed, it looked like a petition to Congress. 
There were about eighty names. 

Concerning my father's middle age and 
later life, the years were uneventful and 
may be briefly summarized. Only ten years 
did the young couple live in the new home, 
when it was sold and they moved about 
a mile along High St., to the house of my 

maternal grandmother, a widow for many 
years and house' eaper for her father, 
Isaiah Wi der. When he died in 184'i, she 
was left a' one and in need of care from 
some one of her four daughters. The choice 
fell upon n\y mother and father who came 
here, witii three children — one, myse'f— 
being born in what I call the old house here 
in Hingham in 1847. This old house was 
built in 1754 and was occupied and ownsd 
by Wilders for ninety years. These weie 
my maternal ancestors. 

My father never held public office, except 
that he served the public as superintendent 
of the local cemetery, a position that he 
held for many years, although he super- 
vised little more than his own labor. Also 
he was often a sort of deputy highway sur- 
veyor, having the nearby streets assigned 
to his care. 

In politics he was a Webster Whig. 
When the party disintegrated, he became 
Republican and voted with that party while 
he lived. He early joined the Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows at East Weymouth 
and was still a member in good standing 
after the most of his associates had passed 
aAvay. He attended the Unitarian Church 
and practiced as many of the Christian vir- 
tues as those who were more demonstra- 
tive in piety. We can hardly claim him to 
have been a prominent citizen, but until his 
death he was widely known and as widely 

Vice President Frederick O. Bates 




al)p lairs llullrttn. 

Incorporated. s 

President— Walter L. Bates, South Weymouth, 

Vice Presidents— Albert C. Bates, Hartford, Conn. 

Everett A. Bates, Springfield, Mass. 

Frederick 0. Bates, Detroit. Mich. 

N. Earl Wharton, Cambridge, Mass. 

Lindon W. Bates. New York City. 

George H. Bates, Barnwell, S. C. 
Historian — Gardner Bates. Charlestown, Mass. 
Clerk and Treasurer— Rev. Newton W. Bates. 

Fairport Harbor, Ohio. 

Life Membership Ten Dollars. 

Annual Membership Fee One Dollar. Due Aug. \. 

Single Copies of BULLETIN Thirty-five Cents. 

We are sending you a sixteen page issue of the 
BULLETIN, for the first time in our history. This 
is made possible by the great amount of excel- 
lent material which has become available. 

We are printing in full two long articles that 
were read at the Reunion, one on Eliel Bates and 
one on Springfield Ancestors. Both are valuable 
for the genealogical matter which they contain. 
but we are giving place to them also as samples 
of what may be done by any interested person 
who will gather up the items of family history 
which are available. 

Every man or woman should write an article 
similar to that on Eliel Bates, preserving the 
family history and giving to the coming genera- 
tions a most valuable record of the Ufe of their 

In every community in which the Bates peo- 
ple have dwelt, some one should volunteer as 
historian and gather the story of the Bates pio- 
neers, as has been done for Springfield, Vt. 

The letter of greeting from Charlotte Fiske 
Bates comes to us with peculiar appropriateness 
since her death so soon after our meeting leaves 
us bereft of her presence. 

We are glad to present the pictures of three of 
our new Vice-Presidents. Make their acquain- 
tance by correspondence if you have not met 

Wedding Bells. 

One of our Life Members, Miss Lillian 
Adria Failing of Fort Plain, N. Y., was 
married on Thursday, June 1, 1916, to Mr. 
Daniel I. Devoe of Fort Plain. They \vi:l 
reside at Fort Plain where the groom has 
large business interests. All of the Bates 
family join in extending greetings and best 
wishes to the bride and groom. 

Quincy Quips. 

The best ever. 

Se\enty-t\vo persons enrolled. 

A perfect day, in weather and in program. 

Eighty-five persons are shown in the pic- 

Have you seen the photograph? Better 
get ore. 

At least a hundred persons were present 
at the meeting. 

We changed presidents only because 
Gardner Bates insisted. 

Westfield, Worcester and Webster, Mass., 
sent representatives to the meeting. _ 

Our new president has had successful ex- 
perience in making our annual meetings 

Presidert Gardner Bates has the honor 
of having prepared the most succeszful 
pros-ram of our history. 

Thanks for the success of the local ar- 
rangements are due to our new President, 
Waiter L. Bates, and to Mayor Gustave B. 

No one went away hungry from the din- 
ner hail, but a party of us were stranded 
at the Adams house and nearly lost our 

We welcome our jolly cousin, Professor 
Katharire Lee Bates, in her first meefne 
with us, hoping that she will be able to add 
to our enjoyment often as she did at th.s 

A joily party of nine made the trip to 
Gloucester by boat the next day, had a 
shore dinner, inspected the famous fisheries 
and came back by trolley in a never-to-be- 
foreotten ride around the Cape and throug-h 
Salem. All had a good time, except the 
man who missed the boat. 

Among those present from a distance we 
note Hon. George H. Bates of Barnwell, 
S. C, Charles J. Blanchard of Beloit. Wise, 
Rev. N. W. Bates of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, 
"^li^s Marv Bates and Miss Martha Bates of 
Newark. 'N. J., Ezra T. Bates of New 
Haven. Conn., Miss Mary W. Ellis of Soring- 
lield, Vt., Mrs. Rachel S. Failing of Fort 
Plain, N. Y., and Miss Frances Bates of 
Johnstown, N. Y. 

What Will You Give? 

We have received two subscriptions, of five 
dollars each, in addition to the twenty-five dol- 
lars pledged by the Association for the Lydd 
Church. How much will you give? 

Bates-Swan Marriage. 

Dr. Alfred Bates of Clifton Springs 


Y., and Miss Mary Swan were married July 
22, 1916, at W^oodbury, N. J. ; • 

With three new vice presidents we look 
for a corresponding enlargement. 

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Photograph of a Rubbing Taken from the 
Brass on the Tomb of Thomas Bates in the 
Church at Lydd, England. 

As Nature Breath &. Life doth yielde. So draws on Death 

by kinde 
And yet throufihe fayth in Christe by Deathe, Eternall 

Life we find 
Beholde a proof by me that dyd. Enjoy my Vitall Breath 
Full threescore yeares &. twelve thereto, And then gave 

place to Death. 
A Jurate of this Towne was L And Thomas Bate by name 
Like thee I was, &. now am Dust. As thou shalt by the 

Fower chyldren now my place suppiye My Soule it is with 

Who sende to them &. the good Lyfe, And eke in him to 


Obiit 18 ® . Die Junii Anno Dni 1579. 


Forthe Reunion of the Bates Family 

at Quincy, August 3, 1916. 

Far away on the sunny levels 
Where Kent lies drowsing beside the sea, 
Where over the foxg:love as over the foam 
The grey gull sails, is our ancient home. 
Wide though we wander, something follows, 
The cradle-call from a village hid 
Under the cloud of rooks and swallows 
That love its thatches and orchards, Lydd. 

Here they sported in rustic revels. 
Our sturdy forbears, while ale flowed free, 
Richard and Susan and Sibyl and John, 
All their jollity hushed and gone; 
Our grandsires proud of their scraps of 

Our grandams, "notable huswifs" all; 

We may touch the very settles they sat in, 

But they, like their shadows upon the wall, 

Have slipped from their sweet, accustomed 

Stephen, Samuel. Ellen, Anne. 
The pewter tiagoiis they vaued so 
Stand, though battered, in shining row. 
But the hands that scoured them, long since 

Lips that smacked over them, long since 

Are known no more in the town they 

To civic honor and neighbor trust. 

Ah, for their quaint, forgotten graces. 
Flushing raptures of maid a^d man, 
James and Alice, Thomas and Joan. 
Blood of our blood and bone of our bone! 
Only the trampled slabs and brasses 
That floor the aisles of the old church tell 
Their dates and virtues to him who passes, 
How long they labored in Lydd, how well. 

Their Catholic sins have all been shriven. 
And their Puritan righteousness pardoned, 

Lax and merry, or holy and harsh, 
They have flown to Heaven from Romney 

Marsh, , : -,■■ 

Lyd'a. David. Joshua, Zealous, ■ ' 
"Katharine Spinster," yet still on earth 
Their wraiths abide in our being, jealous 
For the brief, blunt name and its modest 


For each of us is phantom-driven, 
A haunted house where a glimmering crew 
Of dear and queer ancestral ghosts 
Quarrel and match their family boasts. 
Color our hair and fashion our noses. 
Shape the deed and govern the m.ood; 
In every rose are a thousand roses; 
Every man is a multitude. 

A patchwork we are of antique vagaries; 
Primitive passions trouble our pulse. 
"Margery, relict of Andrew Bate," 
Clement, Rachel and William hate 
And adore in us. No vain sunriser 
In all our clan, but he owes the praise 
To some progenital dew-surpriser 
Who knelt to the dawn in pagan days. 

Sailors that steered for the misty Canaries, 
Fishers whose feet loved the feel of the 

Agnes, Simon, Julian, George, 
Faithful in kitchen, hayfield and forge, 
Give us our dreams, our sea-love, the voices 
That speak in our conscience, rebuke and 

Hark! In our festal laughter rejoices 
A quavering note from the graves of Lydd. 
— Katharine Lee Bates. 

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Early Bates Settlers in Springfield, Vt. 
By Mary W. Ellis. 

A few years ago a cousin of mine asked 
a ticket agent in Chicago for a ticket to 
SpringJie.d, Vt., and he told her there was 
no such phice. "Why, yes, there is," she 
replied, *'I have been there ar.d it is a 
hustling New England town." The ticket 
agent was not entirely to blame, for his 
knowledge was of the railroad map, and 
Springfield is not on the railroad, only as 
it is connected by trolley lines. Therefore, 
I want to assure you, first, that there is 
such a place as Springrieid, Vermont, a 
beautiful little town of nearly six thousand 
inhabitants, situated in one of the pictur- 
esque valle>^ of the old Green Mountain 
State. We are connected with Char.estown, 
N. H. by the Springfield Electric railroad, a 
standard gauge road that not only carries 
passengers, but also hauls freight cars to 
and from the town. Springfield is a town 
with a unique as well as interesting and 
romantic history, made so by the early em- 
igrants from the southern New England 

This year is the one hundred and fifty- 
fifth anniversary of granting a charter to 
Springfield township, but long before that 
a scattered farming community was estab- 
lished in the section of the town now known 
as Eurela, several miles from the present 
center; for it remained for the manufac- 
turers to make use of the power afforded 
by the Black River, which runs through the 
center of our present village. All along 
the banks are shops giving employment 
today to about a thousand men. These are 
mostly machine shops, giving necessity for 
skilled workmen, making the caliber of the 
men very high. However we do not lack 
the foreign element, for we can boast of 
having in our town the largest shoddy mill 
in the world. The business life of the town 
is in the valley but its residences are on 
the hills arising from it, and there you will 
find many a mansion of wealth. 

Just now Vermont as well as New Eng- 
land knows there is such as place as Spring- 
field, for on the Mexican border our Com- 
pany K is the largest troop from Vermont, 
the largest in proportion to the town's size 
in New England, outside of the large cities, 
and third largest even then. 

Springfield is made up of hills and valleys 
and in one of these valleys about midway 
between Eureka, the former center of the 
town, and Black River Falls which was to 
become the center, James Bates owned a 
farm which he sold in 1778 to Elisha Brown, 
who with his wife, Merrail Bates, James' 
sister, came from Winchendon, Mass., on 
horseback, Mrs. Brown riding behind her 
husband on a pillion, with their household 
goods in a pillow case strapped to the horse. 

This farm was not far from the home of 
another brother, Lieut. Roger Bates. This 
Bates family came originally from Scot- 
land (Is not the Springfield history in 
error here? Hingham re::ords show that 
Roger was born at Hingham in dire.t de- 
scent from Clement. Was the Scot' and 
mej'-tioned the town' in Plymouth county, 
Mass.? Editor) to Hingham, Mass., thence 
to Boston, Winchendon and Spring:ield. Vt., 
a^ d Roger at least, was one of the unique 
characters in the early history of the Ver- 
mont town. 

His house was a tavern, and in those 
days a very convenient place for church 
services and tov^-n meetings. In fact the 
early settlers of Springfield were a religious 
people, and long before a church was organ- 
ized, when no man left home without beirg 
well armed, the hardy pioneers gathered on 
the Sabbath at private houses for religious 
services, ore of their number reading the 
sermon. These services were generally held 
at this old tavern, and Roger Bates, its one 
time owner, was an active factor. 

In course of time it was voted to bui'd a 
meeting house on Roger Bates' pea patch, 
not far from the tavern. The frame work 
for the house was built, and there the work 
stopped and the frame left to the undisputed 
possession of the owls and bats, while the 
good people had a regular controversy for 
years over the proper situation for the 
church building. The final building was net 
on Lieut. Roger Bates' land and he was so 
grieved that he sold the tavern and moved 
to Canada where he died at the age of 
eighty, his wife living to be over ninety. 
Some of his daughters married men who 
became prominent in Springfield affairs but 
most of the ten children went with their 
parents to Canada. 

In 1790, two brothers of another Bates 
family, Phineas and Theophilus, sons of 
Joshua and Grace Lincoln Bates evidertly 
had the migrating fever, for, with their 
packs on their backs they walked from their 
Cohasset home one hundred and twenty 
miles to Springfield. Vt., and there bought 
of Elisha Brown the farm before mentioned, 
which was later known as the Bates farm. 
Then they returned for their families, 
Phineas for his wife and one child Anna, and 
Theophilus for his wife and two chi'dren 
Job and Betsey. The return trip was made 
in thirteen days on a sled drawn by a pair 
of oxen and one horse, and part of the way 
was very tedious on account of the snow- 
drifts. This trip must have been in marked 
contrast to some of the previous winter trips 
of the brothers, because for several years 
they had each winter made trips from 
Boston to the Carolinas for barter. 

Thf; pioneer settlers in a new country 
must experience many privations and hard- 
ships and surely these two families could 

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have been no exception. The rest of the 
winter was spent in the little two-roomed 
house a. ready on the farm, havini? oaly one 
room for both families, however, as the 
other was occupied by the former owner. 
The ladies brought their spinning whee.s 
which from necess.ty had to be put on the 
beds when the meals were served, and the 
children held in the parents' laps. No floor 
space was needed for the fire, as the chim- 
ney was built on the outside of the house. 

In contrast to this picture I wish I could 
show you another, of the palatial mansions 
that now stand on that farm, with its well 
kept lawn and beautiful landscape garden, 
as it is now the home of a man of wealth. 

After a few years the farm was divided. 
Theophilus built a new house and Phineas 
retained the old one which with its two 
rooms seemed very commodious to the 
mother, although fhineas later built a 
house of good size and convenier.ce for 
those days in which the family lived until 
the death of the parents. The old house used 
as a corn barn and general store house stood 
for many years, and I well remember how 
as a little girl, I used to enjoy driving past 
it with my father and looking with much 
awe and pride upon the birthplace of my 
grandmother, for this Phineas Bates was 
my great-grandfather. 

To this family was born twelve children, 
four sons and eight daughters, all of whom 
lived to manhood and womanhood, for deach 
did not enter the family circle until they 
had lived in their Vermont home forty-six 
years, and then to take away the beloved 
mother, she who had so kindly and faith- 
fully toiled for her husband and children. 

Mrs. Bates was Abigail Lincoln, daughter 
of Abraham and Sarah Lincoln, a woman of 
fair countenance and well acquainted with 
practical house!: eeping, having served a 
faithful apprenticeship in her father's home 
as the eldest of his numerous family, most 
of whom were sons. She w^as a typical 
type of early New England womanhood, 
making the home the center of her life, 
and for that she toiled and sacrificed. Well 
might her children arise up and call her 
blessed; well might her husband also praise 

Phineas Bates was a man of industrious 
habits and upright Christian character. 
There were but few books in the days of 
his young manhood, but he always made it 
a point to take with him his Bible when he 
went on his journeys. He used to tell his 
children that on his Carolina voyages, he 
read it through each voyage and turned a 
double corner on the New Testament. This 
Bible knowledge proved to be of great 
service to him, not only in spiritual things, 
but as a guide in his dealings with his 
fellow men. He was careful to give full 
measure and full weight and to set forth 

truthfully the good and bad qualities of the 
articles and animals which he offered for 
sa!e. He also believed that "he that hateth 
suretyship is sure" and persistent. y acted 
on that principle." 

i\Ir. and Mrs. Bates early identified them- 
selves with the religious life of the new 
town and in 1807 joined the Congregational 
Church, Four years later, Phineas was 
made deacon, a position he held until his 
death thirty years later, and he was always 
known as Deacon Bates. 

Deacon Bates had been an invalid some 
time before his wife's death, but he out- 
lived her seven years, years of much suffer- 
ing and weariness. 

The hill arising from the valley in which 
the Bates farm is situated is doubtless about 
an eighth of a mile long, and from the top 
the house is easily seen. My father well 
remembered of attending his Grandfather 
Bates' funeral. The family was noted for 
having long funeral processions and as 
father's mother was among the oldest chil- 
dren her family came near the head of the 
line. Father said he remembered looking 
back when they were at the top of the hill 
and seeing the last team just leaving the 

Phineas Bates and his wife lived to be 
seventy-seven and sixty-six years old, but 
it seems to me that the length of lives of 
the twelve children was remarkable: — two 
lived to be over seventy and one in her 
seventy-ninth year; three over eighty and 
one in her eighty-seventh year; one to her 
ninetieth year and one to her ninety-seventh 

Glimpses into these old homes are very 
much loved these days and I have been able 
to glean a few. As the daughters of the 
family were growing, the parents instituted 
a series of presents to be given at speci- 
fied ages. As one of the daughters recalled 
them, it was a pair of morrocco shoes at 
fourteen, a sheep somewhat later as a 
yearly source of pin money, a silk dress at 
eighteen, afterwards a gold chain, and at 
marriage the father gave each daughter a 

During the excited presidential campaiern 
of 1828. an incident combining pleasantry 
and politics is told. A son-in-law of the 
family, a staunch Adams man, had pur- 
chased for his wife a calico dress of rich 
dark colors in plaids, the bars bearing the 
motto, printed in German text, "Success to 
Adams." Gracia, one of the daughters of 
the family, who had for her summer dress 
a calico of much lighter and brighter 
colors, said teasingly to her brother-in-law, 
that her dress was "Hurrah for Jackson." 
The summer having ended, the election been 
held and the dresses been washed, she did 
not fail to remind the discom.tited gentle- 
man that the colors she chose, though more 

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dashing than his, were the stronger and 
that her hero had triumphed. 

This is from the pen of the youngest 
daughter: "In the visions of the past whi h 
come up before us we see busy hands; 
visions of spinning wheels and loom; rolls 
of wool and tow and s eins of thread and 
yarn; reels, swifts, spools and shuttles; 
rolls of flr.nnel ready for the milling, and 
webs of l.nen bleaching in the meadow, a 
very necessary provision for the family 
wardrobe; as well as the tables of poultry, 
prepar'^d for market, balls of golden butter 
and rolls of fragrant cheese." 

SpoaHrg of the school on the old com- 
mor with its gentlemanly and somewhat 
sevare master, this same daughter wrote: 
"Was not the school as good a p'ace to 
learn as the modern graded school; was 
there in this system less thorough study or 
less real culture ? Were not these comely 
maidens in their pressed flannel dresses and 
smoothly ironed pink calico aprons and 
Vandykes as truly ladies as the elaborately 
dressed misses of the present day?'' The 
school must have been of some worth, for 
two of the girls of the Bates family attend- 
ed Mt. Holyoke College. 

Naturally the homes of as large a family 
were somewhat scattered as all but one 
married and had a family of children, and 
yet in the old cemetery on the hill in 
Springfield you will tind the graves of all 
but four. 

Some rest in the cemetery of their early 

home, one lies in Kansas, another in far-off 

California, another on the shores of the 

Pacific in Oregon and still another in 

Southern Vermont. 

"They grew in beauty, side by side, 
They filled one home with glee — • 

Their graves are severed far and wide, 
By mount and stream and sea." 

Anna, the pioneer baby who came from 
Massachusetts with her parents, married 
Allen Bates and in middle life went with 
her husband and children to the then new 
state of Michigan. In her old age she w^ent 
with her daughter's family to the then new- 
state of Kansas, thus three times tasting 
pioneer life, yet she lived to see eighty-six 
years, and eleven children called her 

Davis, the eldest son of the family is 
spoken of by all who remember him with a 
great deal of love and respect, as a man 
"whom it was a pleasure to meet, always 
having something to say that made life 
seem pleasanter and more endurable." One 
of his sons was a state senator in Pennsyl- 
vania, and thereafter always known as 
Senator Bates. Davis married Rachel 
Tower, daughter of Isaac Tower who came 
to Springfield about the same time as the 
Bates brothers and settled on an adjoining 
farm. Her brother, Stoddard Tower, mar- 

ried Sally Bates, Phineas' second daughter 
and at her aeath married her sister Esther. 
So you see the two families had much in 
common. The Tower homestead was a 
great family center and the scene of many 
merry gatherings for it was an easy matter 
to fill the house with cousins. The Thiinks- 
givir.g festivities lasted three days, one for 
the uncles and aunts, one for the Tower 
cousins and one for the Bates cousins. It is 
recorded that no turkey in these days equals 
in flavor those roasted in ;the "tin kit.hsn" 
before an open fireplace in that house. 

There i^ a romance clinging around the 
two youngest daughters of Phineas Bates, 
that has been the theme of many an ad- 
dress. These two daughters, Nancy a :d 
Lydia had more advantages than the older 
children, doubtless because their parants 
were better ab.e to give it. The father once 
told a visitor that he had governed eleven 
children and he w^as going to let the twelfth 
do as she pleased. It was these daughters 
that graduated from Mt. Holyoke and it was 
their close personal touch with Mary Lyon 
that did much to conse:*rate their iivei to 
Christian work. 

While these two young ladies were receiv- 
ing their education, two young men, one 
from Newfane and one from Nev/b ry, V^e^- 
mont, were class mates at Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary. One of these. Lewis 
Grout, had been in Springfield selling books 
to help defray his school expenses, and there 
met Lydia Bates, and became so much im- 
pressed with her persona" ity that he wrote 
the pastor of the church about her. Let 
me quote Mr. Grout's own words: 

"The pastor's very prompt and kind, yet 
laconic reply was 'Come and see,' a reply 
you notice, very li' e to that of t^e Puritan 
maiden, Priscilla, to John A'den, 'Why don't 
you speak for yourself, John?' Accepting 
the pastor's advice, I came. As the_ old 
Roman general once said, Veni, vedi, vici — 
I came, I saw, you know the rest. In proc- 
ess of time a certain theological stude t a 
class mate of mine, being about to complete 
his seminary course, and thinking he would 
have need of good help, sympathy, cheer and 
counsel in the great work to which he was 
to devote his life, knowing the success I 
was having, asked me one day if another 
just such could not be found in the same 
place. I said to him as had been said to 
me, 'Come and see.' He came, he savv, you 
know the rest. And now the only dispute 
of any importance between him and me has 
been which of us got the first, best prize, 
he claiming that he did, and I that^ I did. 
And the only approximation to a settlement 
has been a kind of mutual concession that 
both are right, that his was the best for 
him and mine for me." 

In October, 1846, Mr. Grout was ordained 
to the ministry in the Congregational church 

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in Springfield and at the close of the ser- 
vice 'Rev. Lewis Grout and Lydia B:ite^. and 
Rev. George Atkinson ard Nancy Bates 
were united in marriage. The wedding sup- 
per was at the home of their sister. Abi- 
gail Bates E lis, my grandmother, and an 
aunt has told me that she well rememb'^red 
her mother's desire to have everything 
especially nice for so great an event as t^e 
v/eddirg supner of a double wedding. It 
seems that Nancv was at her sister's home 
whi e preparing for the wedding. Mr. At- 
linson cften visited her there, and being of 
a very genial nature, the young people used 
to have great time^^ w'th him. Nancy, hew- 
ever, asked her sister to reprove the g"r^s 
for being so free with a minister of the 
gospel. After th^ festivities the n^^wly 
married coup'es left for their wedding jour- 
neys, and m-^.ny a time have I heard my 
father tell of the pride that he, a lad of 
thirteen feH to be allowed to drive "Old 
Bill" hitched into an expre"=^s wagon, con- 
taining the trunks, to the viPage- he sitti^^g 
on the front trunk with his bare legs 

It was the intention of the newly married 
couples to go to Africa together as mission- 
aries of the American Board, but Mr. Atkin- 
son's health forbade and he accented a call 
from the American Missionary Society and 
went to Oregon. 

The Grouts travelled on the night of the 
wedding by a'^ oM fashioned lumbering 
stage coach to Fit^hburg. where thev v.-ere 
able to ta^-e a train for Bosto-n a'-'d the next 
day sailed on t^p bark "Wm. H. Shailer" for 
Cape Town. The ship was named for a 
Baptist eMer a^d the captain said she was 
a good Baptist, for she liked the water 
and did not mind if the waves sometimes 
swept over her. Arriving at Cape Towm 
thev found that the Rosebud the only shin 
plying between th*^ Cape and Natal v/as laid 
up for repairs and they had to wait a month 
f'^r her. Even then the ship was old and 
the captain ienorant. a^d knowing little of 
navigation did not dare to put out to sea but 
1-ept near the shore, constantly hindered in 
consequence by adverse currents so that 
some mornings, when the shin's bearings 
were made up, she was found further from 
the port she sought than on the previous 
morning. Finally our bride and groom 
reached Zululand and for fifteen years did 
the work of pioneer missionaries. Mr. 
Grout's health failed in the African climate 
and they were obliged to return to America 
bringing with them one daughter and leav- 
ing the grave of a little son in Africa. It 
was Mr. Grout who wrote the Zulu gram- 
mar, which thirty-two years after and in his 
seventy-sixth year he revised. When the 
missionaries asked for a revision he replied, 
"What ha^^e you been doing all these thirty 
years? You have been on the ground and 

had mv grammar beside=^. You are the ones 
to write a new grammar." 

Perhaps ro better tribute to Mrs. Grout's 
w^rk '^an be found than one time when she 
wa^ '^ick for months, to have a company of 
native women f-^-^m their heathen homes, 
and in their scanty garb, come a'^d lean ov-^r 
the gate in front of the house until the 
mis-^^ionary appeared and then tenderly ask 
"Our Kirg. how 1"=^ it with our dear mother, 
the Queen, today?" 

One day in W-^^^t Bratt^eboro. Vt.. where, 
the Grouts finaUy settled a^^d died aft?r 
celebratin"- their golden wedding, one of 
their neighbors in answer to a door bell 
was brought face to face with a man a=5 
b'ack as the night, but withal a man of 
rpmar' able gra'^e and dignity, and evidently 
of su'^erior intellip-e^^e. He gave his name 
PS John Dube. and added, "My father knew 
Lewis Grout. ' 

If the journey of the Grouts seemed hard, 
more so was that of the Atkinsons. The 
Grouts on a foreign mission voyaee to 
South Africa, doubled Cane of Good Ho^e 
a'^d reached their field in four months, while 
the Atkinsons, on a home mission voyage to 
Oregon, doubling Cape Horn, were eight 
months in reaching the'r field. They sailed 
from BostoT^ on a merchant ship "Samoset" 
bound for China, to Honolulu where they 
waited three months before thev could ob- 
tam an opportunity to cross to Oregon. Mrs. 
At^ inson gave the captain of the merchant 
shin a letter for Mrs. Grout which he car- 
ried to China, and on his return voyage, 
touching at Cape Town, left it there, whence 
it was forwarded to its destination, thus 
completine the circuit of the world partly 
made by the sisters. 

Mr. and Mr=!. At^'inson reached Oregon 
just after the Whitman murder and sure'y 
their work was that of pioneer missionaries, 
where, on our northwest coast, they poured 
out the sunshine and rain of forty years of 
service. "It is doubtful." to quote from an- 
other, "if in the northwest there lived a 
man in his time w^ho knew the land so well 
and believed in it so thoroughly. Old Ore- 
gon alone can measure his service." 

Mr. Atkinson was generous to a fault, 
giving away anvthing that would help a 
person in need. The familv tell how he came 
home one dav and asked for the chair in 
which his wife rocked the little ones, but 
she drew the line there and wouldn't let him 
have it. 

Mr. Atkinson was a statesman as well as 
missionary and one time when he was in 
Washington. D. C in regard to state mat- 
ters, he a'^d his wife were given a reception 
at the White House by President and Mrs. 
Haves. Mrs. Atkinson had a handsome nevv' 
gown for the occasion, but when the time 
came her feet were so badly swollen with 
rheumatism that she was unable to fasten 

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her shoes. Mrs. Hayes assured her it would 
be all right, and Mrs. Atkinson afterwards 
laughingly told how she entered the re:ep- 
tion room on the arm of President Hayes 
with her shoes on, but unfastened. 

I feel as though my paper was decidedly 
one-sided, but I gave our president fair 
warning that I should have to tell largely 
of my own ancestors, being unable to glean 
much of the other family. 

Theophilus, the other brother, who came 
from Massachuzetts, lived to be ei rhty-four. 
He married a second time in the Vermont 
home but never had the large family that 
his brother did. Of the two pioneer chil- 
dren who came to Vermont with their par- 
ents. Job has several grandchildren living 
in Springfield. Betsey married George 
Johnson and it is interesting to note that 
they lived on the old Theophilus Bates' 
farm where they built a house. Phineas 
Bates, Jr., built a house on his father's 
farm which joined the other, and Stoddard 
Tower Jr., (Sally Bates' son) built a house 
on his father's farm which stands next in 
line. There they stand today, one being 
replaced after a fire, and all owned by one 

In March, 1794, four years after Phineas 
and Theophilus emigrated to Vermont, an- 
other brother, Lieut. Levi Bates, moved his 
family from Cohasset to Springfield, making 
the trip in three weeks on an ox sled. He 
had been a sea faring man and always 
known as Master Levi Bates. It is useless 
for me to attempt to tell you anything about 
this family, for I don't know anything 
about them. Our town history tells of the 
organization of the first Methodist class in 
town in 1801, consisting of three members, 
two of whom were Lewis and Dexter Bates, 
sons of Levi, and they both became noted 
Methodist preachers and revivalists. Lewis 
arose to great prominence and sustained an 
irreproachable Christian and ministerial 
character during his long ministry of sixty 
years. He preached in all the New England 
states, and in several of the Middle States 
and was instrumental in the conversion of 
large numbers to Christ, and in adding many 
hundreds to the church. You Boston peonle 
will be interested to know that he was the 
father of your Dr. L. B. Bates, so long 
pastor of the Meriden St. Methodist church, 
and grandfather of your ex-Gov. John L. 
Bates. His old home in Springfield is still 

The oldest daughter of Levi Bates, Re- 
becca, married James Litchfield, who came 
from Scituate, Mass., built several homes 
and finally in 1802 built the house that is 
now my home. Every one seems to have 
loved Uncle James and Aunt Rebecca, as 
they were generally called, and many of 
my older friends have toM me of the plea- 
sure everyone found in visiting their home. 

After their son's marriage they used to 
occupy the south room in the house and 

would while away many an hour, sitting 
bef 1-^ the o'd fireolr.ce one on each side, 
each happy with their pipes. Uncle Ja:-nes 
did not quite like to see his wife smoking, 
and so one day told her that if she would 
give up smo' irg he would give hsr fifty 
dollars in gold. Taking the pipe from bar 
mouth she threw it into the firepace where 
it hit the back and broke to p-eies. ar.d 
then put out her hand saying, "Let'j h.ive 
the money." True to his word her husband 
went to the stocking and counted out fifty 
dollars and gave it to her. Whether that 
was the end of her smoki::g or not I have 
never been able to learn. 

A friend once to'd me that she remem- 
bered of going to the Lit:hfieM home one 
day and find'ng Uncle James churning in 
one of the old fashioned tin churns, but the 
cream refused to turn to butter. After a 
while he called to his daughter-in-law, 
"Lucy, Lucy, this cream is bewitched, go 
and heat the horse shoe and put it in and 
drive the witches away." Lucy immediately 
heated the horse shoe kept for the purpose, 
and dropped it into the cream, and the 
butter soon came. Poor Uncle James never 
knew that the hot steel heated the cream 
to the right point for churning. 

The old Bates families travelled over one 
hundred mi'es from Tvlassa-^husetts to 
Springfield, Vt., to establish their homes. 
Now after a century and a quarter, one of 
their great-granddaughters has travelled 
over one hundred miles to give the Bates 
Association such facts and glimpses into 
their homes and families as she has been 
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Report of the Secretary, August 3, 1916. 

The past year has been a good one in 
the history of the Association. 

We have now thirty Life Members, four 
new having been added during the 
year as follows: Walter L. Bates, South 
Weymouth, Mass., Miss Emily Bates, St. 
Petersburg, Fla., Charles F. Bates, St. 
Louis, and Frederick S. Bates, Richmond, 
Ind Our large and increasing list of Life 
Members is one of the most encouraging 
features of our organization. 

It is somewhat difficult to report an exact 
list of Annual Members. We have 94 who 
have paid the annual dues, but twenty or 
thirty more will nay some t'me, and shou'd 
not be dropped from the list. During the 
past year two persons have paid delinquent 
dues for three years and rive for two years, 
while one person who was a member in 
1907, the first year of our organization, has 
started in again as a member. Thus, whi'e 
we report only 94 paid up memberships, we 
have at least 125 persons who count them- 
se'^'es as members. 

The fact that we added fifteen new mem- 
bers the past year show^s that there has 
been activity on the part of officers and 
members. If we can continue this good 
work our Association will be constant'y 
growing and we shall be able to accomplish 
more and more as the years pass. 

Four deaths have been reported from our 
membership during the past year. 

James Sidney Allen died at East Milton, 
Mass., Sept. 4, 1915. 

Frank Amasa Bates died at South Brain- 
tree- Mass., Dec. 20, 1915. 

Mrs. Grace Bates Wise died at Flushing, 
L. I . Dec. 29, 1915. 

Marcus Whitman Bates died at Duluth, 
Minn., March 24, 1916. 

Obituaries of all of these have appeared 
in the BULLETIN except that of Marcus 
Whitman Bates, whose obituary will appear" 
in the next issue. 

We ought, I think, to pause a moment 
here, in loving and appreciative memory of 
all these, and especially of the one who for 
four years led us so successfully as our 
president, Frank Amasa Bates. His service 
to the Association was invaluable. His 
place can never be filled. 


While our constitution provides for Hon- 
orary Members there has not been so far 
any movement to honor any persons with 
this membership. The fact that we know 
of several of our name who have attained 
an advanced age makes it possible for us 
to place such on our list. I therefore recom- 
mend that we place upon our list of Hon- 
orary Members any person having Bates 

ancestry, who is ninety years of age. 

We have had occasional communications 
from Mr. Arthur P^inn of Lydd, England, as 
to the need of repairs for their organ in 
the Lydd Church. As this is the ancestral 
home of the Clement and James Bates 
groups, and possibly of the Edward, it 
seems fitting that we should have some 
part in this movement. The fact that we 
have received from Mr. Finn considerable 
Bates data of great value, some of which 
was printed in the last issue of the BUL- 
LETIN, make an additional reason for ex- 
pressing our appreciation in this way. 1 
suggest that the Association donate a sum, 
possibly twenty-five dollars, to this cause, 
and that individual members be asked to 
assist, adding to the gift of the Associa- 


We have issued, as usual, two numbers 
of the BULLETIN during the past year 
In the first issue, we printed the paper by 
our late Historian, Frank A. Bates, on 
"Bates Arms." This has proved to be an 
issue of great interest and value. In the 
second number, the Lydd data above re- 
ferred to has received especially favorable 

In common with all publications, the in- 
crease in the cost of paper has increased 
the cost of publication. It has seemed wise 
to increase the cost of single copies of the 
BULLETIN to thirty-five cents. 


The usual correspondence on the part of 
the secretary has not diminished with the 
past year, as is shown by a postage bill of 
$14.10. This covers the mailing of about 
250 copies of the BULLETIN twice a year, 
notices of delinquent dues, and notices of 
the Annual Meeting, together with an in- 
creasing personal correspondence from per- 
sons who desire to learn about their ances- 


During the year it was learned that some 
libraries to which the BULLETIN is sent 
were confusing it with an issue of a sim- 
ilar name from Bates College. A letter 
was, therefore, sent to all libraries cau- 
tioning them against the error. If any 
member finds that the files of the BUL- 
LETIN are incomplete in any library con- 
sulted, the suggestion of an investigation 
of Bates College records may reveal the 
missing copies. 


Our sales of pins, electrotypes and post 
cards has been good during the year, as 
shown by the treasurer's report. 

Can you secure at least one new member 
for us during this year ? Try for it. 

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A Letter of Greeting from Charlotte Fisk 
Bates (^Mme. Roge). 

Mr. President, Officers and Members of The 
Bates Association, 

Dear Friends: — Recent illness, from which 
I have not fully recovered, compels my 
absence today from the family ji-athcrin^:; 
but I am still present in thought, and give 
you all my cordial greeting. 

No doubt the name of our late Historian 
and former President, Mr. Frank A. Bates, 
has been on many lips and his memory in 
many hearts during this reunion. Hitherto, 
when he could not come, his valuable mes- 
sage came; now we have the utter silence 
not to be broken. Though recognizing from 
the first Mr. Bates' superior ability, not till 
the closing months of his life — when de- 
spite our differing opinions in some regards 
circumstances made us fri'eids through 
occasional correspondence — did I know the 
great versatility of his gifts, his extra- 
ordinary energy and fortitude, and his 
remarkably philosophical mind. The amount 
of work he did — often while suffering in- 
tensely — was fairly amazing, and showed 
his indomitable will and soldierly endur- 
ance. A signal example surely he left, of 
the heroic conquest of pain and of the large 
use one can make of the remnant of life, in 
the face of hopeless physical ills. Well does 
his work merit, well does his character 
merit the tributes paid to his memory by our 

Friends you are visiting today the places 
associated with the lives of John Adams, 
our second president; of his son, John 
Quincy Adams, our sixth; and of that val- 
orous Congressman, efficient President of 
Harvard and author of many valuable 
works, Josiah Quincy. No doubt addresses 
will be made giving a comprehensive men- 
tion of these famous men, who found rest 
and refreshment from cares of state, in 
their quiet Quincy homes. Your own knowl- 
edge of their history may be wide also; but 
I venture to allude to a few facts, dis- 
jointed but memorable, that come quickly 
to mind, on recalling their names. First, 
what a remarkable thing, that when John 
Adams was 90 years old he should witness 
the inauguration of his son, John Quincy 
Adams, as President of the United States! 
Second, how wonderful a coincidence that 
John Adams should pass away on the 4th 
of July, and but a few hours after Thomas 
Jefferson, his successor in the presidency, 
had expired! The third unique thing was of 
a literary character. Many years ago there 
appeared what we find in all large public 
libraries and not infrequently in private 
collections, "The Works of John Adams: 
with a Life of the Author; Notes and Illus- 
trations by his Grandson, Charles Francis 
Adams, 10 volumes." 

As to the son, John Quincy Adams, our 

sixth President, no other holding that ofiice 
has ever been so continuously — before and 
after his presidential term — in the public 
service of his country. Two years after re- 
tiring from the presidency he e.tered the 
House of Representatives and there un- 
flinchingly faithful to his convictions. long 
and per.nsteni y, he faced the abusive, out- " 
rageous treatment of his wrathful oppo- 
nents, with unparalleled intrepidity. The in- 
crease of years brought no decrease of 
vigor or va'or; and at last he had the 
satisfaction of seeing the right of petition 
for which he had so bravely contended- fully 
established by Congress. His noble career 
closed when ke was an octogenarian, and 
still in the House of Representatives. On 
rising to address the Speaker, he was 
seized w'th paralysis, which in two days 
proved fatal. 

On his monument are the words "A't^ro 
Saeculo" (To another age) a saying that 
the President often repeated, expressing his 
confidence in the judgment of the future, as 
Josiah Quincy. his biographer has told us. 

Just two things more for me to say. my 
friends: That I wish you all a happy pros- 
perous twelve-month; and that I am very 
glad to know the Mayor of Quincy is a 


Charlotte Fiske Bates. 
(Mme. Adolphe Roge) 
Cambridge, August 3rd, 1916. 


6(y. N. J. Bates, Rigby, Idaho, desires in- 
formation concerning the family or rela- 
tives of James Bates who is supposed to 
have died in St. Louis in 1849. 

Also the same of James W. Bates who 
died in St. Louis in 1853. His body was 
placed in the receiving vault at BePefon- 
taine cemetery for a time and then shipped 
by steamboat to some unknown point. 

"^67. Miss Mary Lord, Somersworth. N. 
H., desires information as to the ancestry 
of Margaret Powers Bates, who was born 
at Strong, Maine, 1782. She married. 1S02, 
James Russ, who was drowned about three 
weeks after marriage. She again married, 
John Hodsdon. She died Oct. 4, 1834, aged 
52 years, 2 months. 

68. Charles L. Smith, 2116 East 96th St., 
Cleveland, Ohio, desires information con- 
cerning the ancestry of Ichabod Bates, who 
died at Newburg. now a part of Cleveland, 
Nov. 12. 1811. His wife was Annice Hub- 
bell. Ichabod Bates had a son. Noble Bates, 
who married Feb. 3, 1805 at Monkton, Vt., 
Aurilla Booth. Noble came to Cleve'and in 
1812 and became a miller and later kept a 
tavern at Newburg. 

Have you paid your annual dues? If 
not, send your dollar to the treasurer at 

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Report of the Treasurer. 

August 3, 1916. 


Cash on hand Aucrust 5, 1915 $163.11 

Dues from Life Members 39.00 

Dues from Annual Members 104.05 

Gift from Mrs. Failing..... 5.00 

Sale of Bates Pins 10.25 

Sale of BULLETINS 4.45 

Sale of e'ectrotypes ,. . . . 2 50 

Sale of Post cards '. . . . 1.45 

Total in- treasury $329.81 


Two issues of BULLETIN, $36.00 ' 
and $39.50 $ 75.50 

Transferred to Building and Loan 

Co. account 170.00 

Postage 14.10 

Printing, etc 18.75 

Electrotypes for BULLETIN and for 

sale 10.29 

Expenses of South Weymouth Meet- 
ing 3.00 

Photograph and flowers for F. A. 

Bates 6.00 

Membership in International Gen- 
ealogical Federation 1.00 

Total expended $298.64 

Balance in treasury August 3, 1916 31.17 

Balance 6n hand August 5. 1916. . . .$ 31.17 
Life Members Fund on deposit with 

Building and Loan 170.00 

Interest on same 17.04 

Total resources $218.21 

The Largest Bates. 

During the vacation it was the privilege 
of the Secretary to call upon the largest 
representative of the Bates Family, Martin 
Van Buren Bates of Seville. Ohio. Mr. 
Bates is seven feet, four inches in height 
and weighed at his prime 380 pounds. 

He is a brother of Robert Bates, "Uncle 
Bob" of Democrat, Letcher County, Ky., 
concerning whom the papers have published 
such wonderful stories as to his age and 
the number of his children. "Uncle Bob" 
is now 91 years old and has been married 
three times and has had fifteen children. 

Mr. Martin Van Buren Bates is in poor 
health, but his mind is vigorous and the hour 
spent with him and his charming wife was 
one long to be remembered. 

In Memory of Frank A. Bates. 


The death of cur brother. Frank Amasa 
Bates of South Biaintree, Mass., brings an 
irreparable loss to the Bates Association. 

He was one of the organizers of the 
Association, a Life Member, President from 
1908 to 1912. and Historian from 1912 until 
his death, December 20. 1915. During all 
these vears he was a frequent contributor 
to the'BATES BULLETIN, ard his exten- 
sive gerealogical library together with h's 
great knowledge of genealogical details, al- 
ways at the service of the Association, made 
him an invaluable member. 

The Bates Association, bowing in humble 
submission to an all wi^e Father, gives ex- 
pression to its sense of loss in the passing 
away of our brother, and hereby expresses 
its appreciation of his work as a member of 
the Association. 

The Bates Association extends its sym- 
pathy to the bereaved family, with the 
assurance that the departed friend will be 
held in loving and appreciative memorv. 



Bates Deaths. 

Russell Bates of Portsmouth, Ohio, was 
struck by a train and killed Jure G, 1916. 

Mrs. Su=;an Bates of Mohegan, Conn., died 
Mav 30. 1916, aged 87 years. She v/as born 
at Exeter, R. I., Nov. 22. 1829, the daugh- 
ter of John and Phila Bates. 

Rev. James A. Bates of South Royalston, 
Vt., died recently, aged eighty-four years. 

Rosamond A. Bates died at Cambridge, 
Mass., Aug. 28. 1916, aged 71 years. 

Miss Jane Bates Osier died at Glouces- 
ter, Mass., January 31, 1915. She was the 
granddaughter of Simeon Bates of Scituate, 
a descendant of Clement Bates. 

New Members. 

The following new members have been 
enrolled since the last issue of the BUL- 

Eldred S. Bates, 149 Ashland Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Miss Anna C. Ruple, 299 N. Main St., 
Washington, Pa. 

Hora<"e Freeman Bates, 144 Winthrop 
Ave., Wollaston, Mass. 

Fred. W. Bates, 3725 Portland Ave., Min- 
neaDolis. Minn. 

Harry S. Bates, 70 Revere Rd., Quincy. Mass. 

Now for the "Bates Hymn." All are in- 
vited to court the muse and send in the 

If you want a copy of the photograph 
taken at the Quincy meeting send S1.50 to 
the Notman Photo Company, 3 Park Street, 

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Vice President N, Earl Wharton. 

Bates Reunions. 

The secretary has received notice of two 
Bates Reunions held during the summer, 
which he has been unable to attend. 

The Eighth Annual Reunion of the Bates 
Family was held at Meadow Brook Park, 
Bascom, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1916, 
Mrs. S. R. Wade, 302 S. Poplar St., Fos- 
toria, Ohio, is Secretary. 

An Annual Bates Reunion was held at the 
old Bates home, McKean, Pa., Aug. 23, 
1916. Elmer A. Bates, New Lyme, Ohio, 
is the President. 

What community wants the next annual 
meeting ? 

Do you need a Bates Pin ? You can get them 
from the Treasurer. Solid gold $2.25; rolled gold 
$1.00 ; gold plate 50 cents. 

Our printer, P. H. Fassett, Ashtabula, Ohio, has 
presented the Secretary with a beautifully bound 
copy of Series I of the BULLETIN, covering the 
first five years of our issue with the index. 

Post cards showing the grave of Edward Bates 
of Weymouth who died 1686, the old Scituate 
Lighthouse, the home of Rebecca and Abigail 
Bates the "American Army of Two," and many 
historic Bates houses, can be obtained from the 
Treasurer. Two cards for five cents or twenty- 
five cents a dozen. 

Address of Mayor Gustave B. Bates. 
Brothers, Sisters and Friends: — As the 
chief executive of this city it gives me 
great pleasure to welcome the Bates family 
to this old and historic town, the home cf 
John Adams and John Hancock, signers of 
the Declaration of Independence, ard to 
celebrate this tenth anniversary of tlie Bates 
Association, commemorati"g the lives and 
deeds of our Bates ancestors, who in war 
and in peace materially helped to ma' e this 
new land a great nation. Nearly thre^ 
hundred years ago the first Bates sailed 
from the home of oppression, and migrated 
to America the la^d of hope a^d promise, 
seeking religious liberty and political free- 
dom and equality called Democracy. Lam 
glad I am an American citizen. I am proud 
of mv cou'^try, the land mv fathers fought 
and died for. I am grateful that I am a 
member of the Bate^ family for when I 
look back and down through the history of 
this great nation I find recorded many a 
Bates o'^cupying high offices of trust and 
resDon«ibility. e'e^ted by the people, su^h 
as U. S. Senators. Congressmen, Governors, 
State Treasurers. Brigadier Generals. Major 
Generals, State Senators, Representatives, 
Mayors and Selectmen, giving many years 
of valuable service; to sav nothing- of th«^ 
many Bates occupying high positions of 
trust and responsibility, professionally and 
commercially. Friends, there are others 
speakers here to address you so I will gladlv 
give way. Again wishing you one and all 
many happy returns of the day, I thank you. 

Death of Marcus Whitman Bates. 

Marcus Whitman Bates of Duluth, Minn., 
d^'ed March 24. 1916, aged 75 years and 11 
months. He was born at Che=^ter. Ohio, a 
descendant of Edward Bates of Weymouth. 
In 1856 he moved with his parents to Michi- 
gan, and on April 9. 1861 married Mary 
E. Bisbee of Dorr, Mich. He enlisted in 
Company B of the Twenty-first Michigan 
volunteer infantry, receiving various pro- 
motions until he became First Lieutenant. 
He was severelv wounded in the battle of 
Bentonville, N. C. 

At the close of the war he went to Grand 
Rapids, Mich., in the insurance business and 
later organized the Grand Rapids Savings 
Bank. He removed to Duluth in 1890 where 
he resided until his death. 

His pastor speaks of him as "a choice 
Christian character." 

Mr. Bates had been a member of the Bates 
Association for the past six years and while 
never attending the meetings he was always 
interested in our work; his delightful letters 
to the secretary being one of the pleasant 
experiences of the correspondence which is 
sometimes a mere routine. 

The Bates Association sends sympathy to 
the bereaved friends. 

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Series II Volume V 

APRIL, 1917 

Number 2 

Daniel J. Bates 

Death of Daniel J. Bates 

Another founder of the Bates Associa- 
tion has passed to his reward. Hon. Daniel 
J. Bates of North Scituate, Mass., died at 
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Everett 
Wilder, Dec. 13, 1916. He was born 
March 12, 1830, at Boston, the son 
of Francis Lincoln Bates (Ambrose", 
Joshua''-'-^ Joseph", Clement'). The greater 
part of his life was lived in Scituate where 
he was engaged in business. He was a 
member of the State Legislature in 1877- 
78. He leaves four children, Waldo 
Francis, Ellen Maria Smith of Dorchester, 
Herbert Fiske, and Mrs. Mary Esther Wil- 
der of NoHh Scituate. A man of sterling 
character, and a loyal friend, he will be 
greatly missed by all his family and asso- 
ciates. The Bates Association, mourning 
its own loss, extends its sympathy to the 
bereaved family. 

Our President 

By Katharine Lee Bates. 
God help him! Ay, and let us help him, too. 
Help him with our one hundred million 

Moulded to loyalty, so that he finds 
The faith of the Republic pulsing through 
All clashes of opinion, faith still true 
To its divine young vision of mankind's 
Freedom and brotherhood. May all the 

North, south, east, west, waft him our 

honor due! 

For he is one who, when the tempest 

In shattering fury, dread with thunder-jars 
And javelins of lightning that transform 
All the familiar scene to horror, makes 
A hush about him in the heart of storm, 
Remembering the quiet of the stars. 


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Scituate and Her Lighthouse 

By Mrs. Medora Bates Wharff. 

Scituate was settled in 1628, the second 
town to be settled in Plymouth County. 
It was incorporated in 1(^36, the name 
Scituate bein^!; derived from the Indian 
word Seteaat or Satuit, sienifyinti' Cold 
Brook, and applied to a stream in this 
place. The town originally included the 
present town of Norwell. During King 
Philip's War the town suffered severely, 
nineteen houses being burned and several 
persons killed. 

The founders of Scituate were chiefly 
from Kent, England. Clement Bates, the 
immigrant ancestor of the Bates Family 
in Scituate, came from Lydd, County Kent, 
England, in 1635, and settled at Hingham. 
His oldest son, .James, was born in 1621 in 
England, but the place of his birth is un- 
known. Five of the children of Clement 
were baptized at Biddenden, a village about 
twenty miles northwest of Lydd, and James 
was probably born there or near Lydd. " 

James came with his father in 1635 and 
lived at Hingham till 1642, when he was 
living in Scituate. He is recorded as a 
schoolmaster. He married at Hingham, 
April 19, 1643, Ruth Lyford, daughter of 
John and Sarah Lyford. Deane's History 
of Scituate says that he was known in Sci- 
tuate in 1642 but returned to Hingham. 
Lincoln's History of Hingham says that he 
was in Scituate several years between 1642 
and 1650. He died July 5, 1689, at Hing- 

James petitions the government, in 1675, 
for the discharge of his two sons "who 
have been now two months prest into the 
service, whereby many inconveniences and 
great damages have been sustained for 
want of the eldest son who hath house 
and land and cattle of his own adjoining 
to mine, being a mile from the town and 
therefore nobody to look after them in his 

April 16Y6, Ruth Bates, probably the 
wife of James, in a petition to the govern- 
ment of the Colony, sets forth that she 
had two sons, Clement and Solomon, serv- 
ing with Captain Lathrop when "the flower 
of Essex'V was slain, that Clement was 
killed by the Indians, soon after at West- 
field, wherefore she prayed that Solomon 
might be discharged. 

Clement was killed in an attack upon 
the Indians at Westfield "on the last snowy 
day that we had in the winter of 1675.'* 

James had a son, John, bom at Scituate, 
baptized there Oct. 7, 1649. At this point 
the line of descent becomes somewhat ob- 
scure. Evidently John moved away from 
Scituate, probably going to Hempstead, 
Long Island, to New London, Conn., and to 

Haddam, Conn. At New London he 
married Elizrabeth Beckwith, and a son. 
John, was born June 8, 1678. at Haddam 
and baptized at New London May 4, 16 79. 
This son, John. Jr.. married Elizabeth 
Markham. of Middletown, Conn., where 
they had a son, John, born Aug. 19, 1700. 
It is probably this third John"' (John'-\ 
James', Clement) who returned to Scituate 
and there married Abigail Bailey May 21, 
1733. ^ Deane says that a grandson of John, 
son of James, whose name also was John, 
resided at Scituate in 1783 and married 
Abigail Bailey. For a full discussion of 
the line of descent see the BULLETIN of 
September, 1909. an article entitled "John 
Bates of Haddam," and of April, 1909, 
"The American Army of Two," 

John Bates and Abigail Bailey had a 
large family of perhaps thirteen children. 
The following list is gathered from various 

1. Rosanna, born April 19, 1735; died 
April 27, 1735. 

2. Reuben, born Feb, 4, 1735-6; died 
March 14, 1838. 

3. Simeon, born Dec. 18, 1737; died 
March 18, 1737-8. 

4. Levi, born Jan. 29, 1738-9. 

5. Judah, bom July 26, 1740; died Mar. 
21, 1745. 

6. Aquilla, bapt. May 15, 1743; married 
Solomon Bates of Hanover and moved to 

7. Rachel, bapt. Mav 5, 1745. 

8. John, bapt. May 24, 1747. 

9. Caleb, bapt. June 12. 1749 ('or 
1746) ; shot in the battle of Brandywine, 

10. Hannah, bapt. Sept. 24. 1752. 

11 and 12. Guy and Alexander, tv/ins, 
bapt. June 27, 1756; lost at sea. 

13. Another son married in Charleston, 
S. C. 

All the sons except Reuben, and perhaps 
the last one, were killed in the Revolution. 

Reuben Bates, son of John and Abigail, 
married Mary Hayden, daughter of Joseoh 
and Mary (Vinal) Hayden, Jan. 13, 1757, 
at Scituate. Seven children are recorded, 
all being baptized May 26, 1776, as fol- 
lows: Reuben, Simeon, Caleb, Jane, Abi- 
gail (Nabby), Rachel, and Susanna. Reu- 
ben died Mar. 14, 1838, aged 103 years. 

The son Reuben is recorded as bom May 
25, 1774, and died Feb. 6, 1820. 

The son Simeon was born July 25, 1764, 
and died at Scituate, Aug. 26, 1834. He 
married Rachel Newcomb, their intention 
of marriage being dated Oct. 23, 1785, at 
Scituate. He was known as Captain Bates 
and was the first keeper of the Scituate 
light. Simeon and Rachel had eleven chil- 
dren, as follows: 

1. John, bora Sept. 22, 1786, (another 

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record says Sept. 27, 1787). He is known 
as Captain. 

2. Simeon, born Aug:. 20 (or 17), 1788. 

3. Jane, born May 22. 1791. 

4. Rebecca W., born Auc:. 25, 1793. 

5. Caleb, born Aug-. 18, 1795. 

6. Abit^ail, born Oct. 31 (or 80), 1797. 

7. Joseph, twin, born Sept. 30, 1800; 
^ied March 16, 1848. 

8. Reuben, twin, bom Sept. 30, 1800. 

9. Rachel, born Feb. 18, 1804; died 
Oct. 6, 1805. 

10. Rachel, bom Oct. 13, 1805.- 

11. Thomas Coleman, July 12, 1807. 
The Scituate Lighthouse was built in 

1810. It was first lighted in 1811, and 
Simeon Bates, before mentioned, was the 
first keeper of the light. He died there 
and his son, Reuben, was the second keep- 
er. In 1829, President Jackson "appointed 
Zeby Cushing as light keeper, he being the 
only man in Scituate who had voted the 
Democratic ticket. Eben Osborne was the 
fourth keeper of the light and the fifth 
was James Young Bates, grandson of 
Simeon, who took charge October, 1848, 
and remained there till April, 1851, when 
^linot Light was lighted and the Scituate 
Light put out. 

Rebecca and A^bigail, daughters of Sime- 
on, the light keeper, are the two girls 
sometimes called "The American Army of 
Two," who frightened away the British 

The story as told to the writer by Aunt 
Rebecca is as follows: 

The British warship "Bulwark" had been 
lying off Scituate Harbor for several weeks 
and repeatedly sent demands for fresh 
beef and vegetables, which the citizens did 
not furnish. In the morning of June 11, 
1814, two barges entered the harbor and 
set fire to the shipping, destroying ten 
vessels, fishing and coasting craft. The 
citizens petitioned the Government for 
protection, and a regiment under Col. John 
Barstow was sent to protect the town. 
The measures were successful for a time, 
but at length, as no enemy appeared, dis- 
cipline became relaxed. 

One day, about Sept. 1st, 1814, while 
Rebecca and Abigal were alone in the light- 
house with their mother, upon looking out 
of the window they saw a large man-o- 
warsman off shore, which proved to be the 
La Hogue. The men had all gone to town. 
The girls, upon seeing the La Hogue off 
shore and manning one boat to send 
ashore, ran upstairs and grabbed an old 
fife and drum with which they used to 
amuse themselves on stormy days, and ran 
down along the shore until they came to a 
clump of tall bushes, almost like short 
trees, and there they marched back and 
forth, playing first the roll call and then 

Yankee Doodle. The La Hogue was just 
about to launch another boat, when one of 
the officers who had gone aloft with a spy 
glass to see if he could see how many 
soldiers there were, in his eaererness to 
see, leaned over a little too far and fell, 
overboard. The boat being launched was 
on the other side and did not see him, but 
the first boat saw him, and at the return 
call from the ship they put back, picked 
up their man, went on board the ship and 
put out to sea. 

The girls' mother, who remained in the 
house, was watching them from the win- 
dow, also running from one side of the 
house to the other, looking for the men on 
shore. She soon saw boats coming filled 
with men, and teams coming around the 
road. It is about half a mile by water and 
three miles by land. When they got there 
all that there was for them to see was the 
ship in the distance and the girls and their 
mother laughing to think how they had 
fooled them all. I do not remember how 
many barrels of flour there were in vessels 
inside the harbor, but I do remember that 
she told me that flour was hard to get at 
that time and was worth S 100.00 a barrel. 
They all joined in the laugh with the girls 
and declared it to be a huge joke on the 
Johnnie Bulls. 

James Young Bates, the last keeper of 
the light, w^as a son of Simeon. Jr., and a 
grandson of Simeon the first light keeper. 

He was born Nov. 10, 1819, at Scituate. 
Mass., and was never so happy as when on 
the water. I have a passport that was 
granted him July 29, 1843. He had fallen 
in love with his cousin and his folks did 
not want them to marry, so they got him 
to go away on a long trip to foreign ports. 
but he eanie back and got married. His 
wife was Susan Maria Prouty of Scituate. 
I have heard him laugh about a patch she 
put on his pants soon after they were 
married. She was very proud of her sew- 
ing and she put a patch on the outside and 
felled it down very nicely with sewing silk. 
He had to go aloft to furl the sails and 
fell head first nearly to tha deck, but some 
part of the rigging caught in that patch 
and stopped him just long enough for him 
to catch hold of some of the rigging, and 
that saved his life. He went home and 
told his mother and said to her, "Now. 
ain't you glad that I got married?" They 
had six children: Medora, bom June 2*', 
1845; Adolphus, born Sept, 23, 1848, who 
was two weeks old when we moved to the 
lighthouse; three children who died^young. 
and Susan Mary, born June 12, 1857. 

At the' time of the Civil War, AdoIphu>. 
like manv other boys, was very anxiou^ ^■■ 
join the army, but not being old enouiin. i>-- 
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President— Walter L. Bates, South Weymouth, 

Vice Presidents— Albert C. Bates, Hartford, Conn. 

Everett A. Bates, Springfield, Mass. 

Frederick O. Bates, Detroit, Mich. 

N. Earl Wharton, Cambridge, Mass. 

Lindon W. Bates, New York City. 

George H. Bates, Barnweil, S. C. 
Historian— Gardner Bates, Charlestown, Mass. 
Clerk and Treasurer— Rev. Newton W. Bates, 

Fairport Harbor, Ohio. 

Life Membership Ten Dollars. 

Annual Membership Fee One Dollar. Due Aug. 1. 

Single Copies of BULLETIN Thirty-five Cents. 

Our Next Meeting 

Our next annual meeting will be held, 
probably, at Scituate Harbor, Mass. The 
date, if we follow our recent custom, will 
be Thursday, Aug. 2. Full announcement 
of details will be made later by circular to 
all members. Scituate Harbor will be an 
especially favorable place for our meeting, 
not only on account of the natural beauty 
but because the region is full of Bates his- 
tory. The old lighthouse was kept for 
many years by members of the Bates 
Family, and it was here that Abigail and 
Rebecca Bates, "the American Army of 
two," frightened away the British war ship. 

New Members 
Byron W. Bates, San Juan, Porto Rico. 
Ellen Frances Bates-Blood, Salem, Mass. 
Gertrude Rea Blood, Salem, Mass. 
Earl C. Bates, 53 Wall St.. New York City 

Honorary Members 

In accordance with our vote at the last 
annual meeting, that all persons having a 
Bates ancestry, who are eighty-five years 
or older, be enrolled as Honorary Mem- 
bers, the following persons have been so 

Mrs. Lucinda White Brown, Akron, O., 
age 94 years, bom Dec. 11, 1822. 

Mrs. Mary Bates Rowe, Cambridge, 
Mass., age 91 years, born Dec. 27, 1825. 

Robert Bates, Democrat, Letcher Co., 
Ky., age 91 years. 

Joseph Dudley Bates, Gaston, Oregon, 
age 90 years, born July 22, 1826. 

William Stout Bates, Houston, Miss., age 
8 6 years, born Sept. 30, 1830. 

We congratulate these persons on at- 
taining to such an unusual age. May they 
have many m.ore years of happiness. 

Are there others who are entitled to this 

As we go to press, news comes of the death of 
Mrs. Mary Bates Rowe, who died at Cambridge. 
Mass., May 8, 1917. 

Bates Marriages 

In the closing days of 1916. Mrs. Harriett 
Fulwider, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, aged 82 
years, eloped to Newport, Ky., where she 
married Joel Bates, aged 62 years. 

Dec. 25, 1916, David Bates of Jefferson, 
Ohio, married Mary Helen Frary of Ge- 
neva, Ohio. 

At Hemlock, N. Y., March 4, 1917, Ray- 
mond Henry of Canandaigua, N. Y., and 
Miss Leona Clara Bates of Hemlock. 

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the figures 18 in each shoe and swore he 
was over 18. After a while he got ac- 
cepted in a local Company and served until 
the close of the war; and then, on Oct. 1, 
1865, he enlisted on the "Ocean Queen," 
and on the way from New York to Aspin- 
wail was taken sick with typhoid fever 
and died Oct. 23, 1865; "buried at sea." 

Soon after we left the lighthouse. James 
Bates went out West and we were expect- 
ing him to send for us to go out there, 
when we got a letter he was on his way 
home. That was in 1855. When -he got 
home he found that his father had moved 
to Gloucester, and we moved there Oct., 
1855. From that time on he followed the 
sea in his own boats. June 12. 1857, my 
sister Susan Mar>' was born. My mother 
was never a well woman and she look a 
heavy cold soon after my sister was born 
and May 20, 1860, after a long, lingering 
illness, she passed away. 

December 29, 1869, my father married 
Laura Ann Alien of Rockport. They lived 
very happily for more than 40 years. Jan. 
16, 1912, he passed away, age 92 years, 
2 months and 6 days. His wife is still liv- 
ing and she will be 90 years old the 23rd 
of next June. 

James Young Bates was the son of 
Simeon Bates and Jane Bates Young. His 
grandfather, Reuben Young, was the 
grandson of Thomas Young, who married 
Sara White, daughter of Peregrine White, 
the first white child born in New England; 
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Honors for Philander Bates 

The distinction of havin«: a special leg- 
islative act passed in his honor has come 
to one of our members, Philander Bates 
of Cohasset. During the past winter the 
legislature passed an act authorizing the 
town of Cohy?set to pay Mr. Bates an an- 
nuity of $300 as long as he lives, "he hav- 
ing devoted more than 40 years of his life 
to the service of the town in various of- 
ficial capacities." 

We quote the following from the Boston 

Cohasset first formed the habit of elect- 
ing Philander Bates to a responsible public 
office so very many years ago as to en- 
velop the exact date in a mist. He has 
served the town as School Comm'tteeman. 
Overseer of the Poor, Superintendent of 
Streets, assessor, field driver, member of 
the Board of Health, Justice of the Peace, 
Bail Commissioner and Selectman. 

For more than 40 years consecutivelv 
Mr. Bates was a member of the Board of 
Selectmen, a good deal of the time as 
Chairman, Then, too, he represented the 
district, of which Cohasset is a part, in the 

Mr. Bates was born in South Weymouth 
Sept. 1^. 1836, so that he is in his 81st 
year. When he was 5 years old his Bar- 
ents moved to Cohasset, where he obtained 
his public school education. As a young 
man Mr. Bates was a shoe manufacturer 
in Weymouth. In 1861 he opened a small 
retail shoe store in Cohasset, which he 
conducted for many years. He also be- 
came active in the First Parish Congrega- 
tional Church, an interest which he never 

Mr. Bates was first elected Selectman 
in 1874 for a term of one year. At that 
time the town valuation was less than 
$2,250,000 — a tiny figure compared with 
the present valuation. The town expendi- 
tures ran about $25,000 also. From 1874, 
for more than 40 years without a break, 
Mr. Bates has been a candidate for office, 
with such success that he gained the sobri- 
quet, "the never defeated." He was a 
member of the Legislature from his dis- 
trict in 1885. 

Edward Bates of Wesrmouth. Complete 
evidence is yet lacking to establish a claim 
to the estate. 

That Bates Estate 

Considerable interest has been aroused 
concerning the estate of James Bates, who 
died at Bennington, Douglas County, Ne- 
braska, leaving a large estate and no heirs, 
as mentioned in the BULLETIN of a year 

Several persons have been found who 
think that James Bates came from Cherry 
Creek, N. Y., tracing his ancestry back to 

Date Your Clippings r ,, 

The Secretary is very much helped in 
his work of gathering data by many mem- 
bers who send him clippings of births, 
deaths, marriages or other items, but oc- 
casionally a clipping is worthless because 
it lacks all essential details. The following 
is an illustration of part of a clipping: 

"Mrs. Marjory M. Bates. . . .died yester- 
day. The funeral will take place tomor- 

To the reader of the local paper from 
which this item was clipped, the date was 
clear, but from the clipping it is impossible 
to gain any hint as to the day, month or 

Whenever an item is clipped be sure to 
put on it the date, unless that is clearly 
stated in the clipping. 

Charles T. Bates of Roodhouse, III., re- 
ports the birth of a new granddaughter, 
Anna May Bates, bom March 3, 1916. 
daughter of Theron Merrell Bates of White 
Hall, m. 

Death of the Oldest Bates 

Thomas Leroy Bates of Tasso, Bradlev 
County, Tenn., probably the oldest Bates 
in the country at the time of his death, 
died August 25, 1916, aged 97 years. 

He was born in Bradley county April 2, 
1819, being one of twenty children of 
Ezekiel Bates, a pioneer of that section of 
the State, a man of wide influence and a 
leader in the early part of the last cen- 
tury. Ezekiel Bates was married twice, 
nine children being born to the first wife 
and eleven to the second. Thomas Leroy 
Bates was the last survivor of the first 
marriage, but seven of the second are still 
living, they being L. W. Bates and Creed 
F. Bates, of Chattanooga; Clark H. Bates. 
John D. Bates and Mrs. Adelia Dickey, of 
Los Angreles, Cal., and Mrs. James Steph- 
ens, of Pikeville. 

Mr. Bates was himself married twice, 
his first wife being Miss Cynthia McCarty, 
of Bradley county. Of this union only one 
child, Mrs. Kittie Bryan, who lived with 
her father, survives. 

His second wife was Miss Emaline Col- 
ton, of Bradley county, and of this union 
two children survive, James Bates, of 
Knoxville, a locomotive engineer on the 
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Bates Deaths .4 

George H. Bates of Accord, Mass., died 
Jan. 20; 1916. 

Frank Morton Bates of Attleboro, Mass., 
died May 19, 1916. He was a son of 
Joseph M. Bates, a pioneer jewelry manu- 
facturer of Attleboro. 

Roy Ezekiel Bates died May 31, 1916, 
from drowning, aged 26 years. For the 
past four years he had been a druggist at 
Pelham, N. Y. He married Miss Grace 
Rea of Gloversville, N. Y., June 3, 1913. 
They have one child, Elizabeth Mary, born 
Feb. 23, 1916. 

David Bates of Newton Highlands, Mass., 
died July 7, 1916, aged 71 years. He was 
actuary and secretaiy of the Federal Trust 
Company. He was a son of George Bates 
of Cohasset. 

Mary Malleson Bates of Beachmont, 
Mass., died at Arlington, Mass., July 15, 

Rice T. Bates of Indianapolis, Ind., died 
July 31, 1916. He was born at Medina, 
N. Y., and had lived at Indianapolis forty 
years. At the time of his death he was 
president of the Bates Coal Company and 
of the Aetna Savings and Loan Company. 

Rev. James A. Bates of South Royalston, 
Mass., whose death Sept. 3, 1916, was 
mentioned in our last issue, was- born at 
Newton, Mass., May 2, 1832. He was for 
some years a missionary of the American 
Board in Africa, and later held pastorates 
in Ohio, Vermont and Massachusetts. He 
was an early member of the Bates Asso- 

Mrs. Grace Elder Bates, widow of Ed- 
ward M. Bates, died at Cummington, Mass., 
Oct. 8, 1916. 

Mrs. Frances A. Bates of Boston, died 
Oct. 19, 1916, aged 86 years. She was 
the widow of Isaac Chapman Bates of 
Northampton, Mass., whose father was U. 
S. senator. Her husband was U. S. consul- 
general to North Prussia, following w^hich 
they resided in England and in Paris. 
After her husband's death she returned to 
America, residing at Washington for a 
time, and later at Boston. 

Henry H. Bates of Washington, D. C, 
died Oct., 1916. He was a son of William 
Bates of Cazenovia, N. Y., whose father, 
Archibald Bates, came from Pownal, Vt. 
He was a member of the Bates Association 
for several years. 

Miss Fannie May DoUiver of Cambridge, 
Mass., died Dec. 11, 1916, aged 26 years. 
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Dolliver, and a granddaughter of Mrs. Me- 
dora Bates Wharff of Cambridge. 

George Bates of West Mansfield, Logan 

Co., Ohio, died Dec. 13, 1916, aged 65 

Matthew Bates of Cleveland, Ohio, died 
Dec. 27, 1916, aged 75 years. 

Mrs. Agnes Bates, wife of Henry F. 
Bates of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Jan. 4, 
1917, aged 66 years. 

Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Bates of Brookline. 
Mass., widow of William M. Bates, died 
Jan. 21, 1917. 

Lillian F. Bates of Whitman, INIass , died 
Feb. 7, 1917, aged 44 years. 

Absalom Bates of Kinsman. Ohio, died 
Feb. 11, 1917. 

Gilbert H. Bates of Saybrook, 111., died 
Feb. 17, 1917, aged 80 years. He was 
born at Springwater Valley. Livingston 
County, N. Y. He has been widely known 
as "Sergeant Bates," who made a famous 
march in the winter of 18 G 7-8, with the 
stars and stripes, from Vicksburg to Wash- 
ington to promote peace and patriotism. 
In 1872 he made a similar tour to England. 
He was one of four brothers who ser\-ed 
their country in the Civil War. 

Mrs. Margery M. Bates, widow of J. 
Fran^-lin Bates, died at Braintree, Feb. 19, 
1917, aged 80 years. 

James E. Bates of Whitman, Mass., diel 
March 1, 1917, aged 80 years. He was 
born at South Weymouth, Mass. ; was lieu- 
tenant in the Civil War; was Dostmiaster 
at Whitman and held other public offices. 
He was a member of the Bates Association. 

Mrs. Annie Bates Sullivan, divorced 
wife of John L. Sullivan, ex-chamnion 
pugilist, died at Centreville. R. I.. March 
7, 1917. She was a native of Natick, Mass. 

Georgie Etta Bates of Roxbury, Mass., 
died March 7, 1917. She was buried at 
Hollis, N. H. 

HaiTiet M. Bates of Westfield, Mass., 
died March 8, 1917, aged 58 years. She 
was born at Blandford, Mass. 

Henry F. Bates of Ashtabula. O., whose 
wife, Agnes, died Jan. 4, 1917, died at 
Ashtabula April 9, 1917, aged 73 years. 
He was born at Southbridge, Mass. For 
many years he had been an engineer on 
Lake Shore R. R., now the N. Y. Central. 

Miss Lydia Bates died at Rushville, N. 
Y., April 13, 1917, aged 99 years. 

Rear Admiral Alexander Berry Bates, 
U. S. N., retired, died at Binghamton, N. 
Y., Feb. 19, 1917. 

Miss Jeanette Bates has been appointed 
Assistant Attorney General of the State of 
Illinois- Her special field will be the en- 
forcement of State labor laws, especially 
violations of factory laws relating to wom- 
en and children. 

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Death of the Oldest Bates. 

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Southern railway, and Miss Gussie Bates, 
who lived with her father and was his de- 
voted and faithful attendant through the 
declining years of his life and his last ill- 

Mr. Bates' death occurred in his father's 
old home, a home in which he had lived 
practically all of his life. It was in this 
house that the first terms of the circuit 
court of Bradley county were held in the 
early history of the county, before Cleve- 
land was designated as the county seat or a 
courthouse had been built. He lived here 
when the East Tennessee & Virginia rail- 
road was being built. He saw the first 
rails laid through his father's farm, rode 
on the first train run over the new road, 
and later saw the road torn up by the 
federal troops during the Civil War, and 
later witnessed the rebuilding of that part 
of the line after peace had iDeen declared. 

In the fifties Mr. Bates was sheriff of 
Bradley county, this being the only office 
he ever held. 

As a mere lad he assisted in the work 
of rounding up the Cherokee Indians and 
locating them at Calhoun, where w^ere sta- 
tioned at the time Gens. Wool and Scott, 
detailed to move the tribe from this section 
to the Cherokee Nation. Mr. Bates ac- 
companied the Indians on part of the jour- 
ney to their new home. He could speak 
the Indian tongue and knew all their songs, 
which in later years he was fond of sing- 
ing to his grandchildren, singing them in 
the native vernacular. He was not only 
familiar with Indian customs, but was in- 
timately acquainted with Chiefs John Ross 
and Jack Walker. 

His life was filled with the richness of 
good deeds, devotion to the Master's cause, 
and an abiding love for his fellowmen. 

His brother, Hon. Creed F. Bates, of 
Chattanooga, Tenn., is a life member of 
^^e Bate<? i^ssociation. All the Bates 
Family unite in an expression of sympathy 
to him and the other bereaved ones. 

Extracts from the Parish Register of Lydd 
In the County of Kent, England 

The following records have been in the 
possession of several members of the Bates 
Family for many years, and are published 
now as an aid to any who may wish to 
work out details of the English ancestry 
of James and Clement Bates, immigrant 
ancestors, who came here from Lydd in 

The Register begins in 1542. 
1542, Sept. 4, Margaret, dau. of William 

1542-3, Mar. 17, Joan Bate. 

1544, May 6, Agnes, dau. of William Bate. 

1544, Oct. 31, Joan, dau. of Thomas Bate. 

1546, Richard, son of Thomas Bate. 

^This page of the register is almost illeg- 

1547, Sept. 20, Katherine Bate. .„;.., .. 

1547, Nov. 26, (Efi'aced) Bate. 

1548, July 14, Thomas Bate. ], ' 

1549, Aug. 6, Thomas Bate. .; 

1550, June 29, Margery Bate. 

1552, May 1, Patience Bate. 

1553, Aug. 27. Tho^ias and Mary, son and 

dau. of Thomas Bate. 
1553\ Oct. 14, John, son of Richard Bate. 
1555, No^'. 6, Margaret, dau. of Richard 

1557, April , Sarah, dau. of Thomas 

1558-9, Jan. 26, Thomas Bate. 
1560, April 22, Anne Bate. ; : ■. a . 

1560, Aug. 22, Elizabeth Bate. 

1561, Aug. 15, Mary Bate. 

1562-3. Jan. 31, Andrew, son of John Bate. 
1563, Nov. 22, Clement, son of Thomas 

Bate, Jurat. 
1565, Jub^ 29, Patience, dau. of Thomas 

Bate, Jurat. 
1567, Sept. 6, Thomas, son of Thomas 

Bate, Jurat. 
1570, June 30, John, son of Thomas Bate, 

1578, Julv 6, William, son of ^Thomas 

Bate, Jurat. 
1580-81, March 5, Robert, son of James 


1582, Dec. 2, James, son of James Bate. 

1583, Oct. 6, Mildred, dau. • of Andrew^ 


1584, Aug. 2, Anne, dau. of James Bate. 
1585-6, March 20, Mary, dau. of Andrew 

1586, Aug. 21, Anne, dau. of James Bate. 
1587-8, Mar. 24, Elizabeth, dau. of Andrew 

1588, Nov. 17, John, son of James Bate. 
1590, Mar. 29, Annah, dau. of Andrew 


1590, June 7, Thomas, son of James Bate. 

1591, Mar. 25, Thomas, son of Thomas 

Bate, Jurat. 

1592, Sept. 21, Andrew, son of Andrew 


1592, Oct. 1, Edward, son of James Bate. 
1592-3, Jan. 28, Catherine, dau. of Thomas 


1593, Sept. 23, Andrew, son of Andrew 

1594-5, Jan. 22, Clement, son of James 

1596, June 6, Thomas, son of Thomas 

1596-7, Feb. 13, Thomas, son of Andrew 

1597-8, Feb. 5, Joseph, son of James Bate. 
1599, Dec. 2, Judith, dau. of Andrew Bate. 

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1600, Aug. 24, Mary, dau. of James Bate, 
1601-2, Jan. 17, Constance, dau. of An- 
drew Bate. 
1601-2, Feb. 21, Isaac, son of James Bate. 
ie02, Dec. 28, Sybil, dau. of Thomas Bate. 
1603, June 24, Mar>% dau. of Robert Bate. 

1603, Dec. 4, Phoebe, dau. of Andrew 

1603-4, Feb. 5, Rachel, dau. of James Bate. 

1604, Nov. 18, Judith, dau. of Robert Bate. 

1605, Dec. 28, Martha, dau. of James Bate. 
1605-6, Jan. 12, Phebe, dau. of Andrew 


1605, May 26, Thomasine, dau. of James 

1607, July 19, William, son of James Bate. 

1607, Oct. 11, John, son of Robert Bate. 

1C08, Aug. 11, Clement, son of Mr. Clem- 
ent Bate, Jurat and Baihff. 

1609, Sept. 3, Robert, son of Robert Bate. 

1609, Nov. 12, Richard, son of James Bate, 

1609, Dec. 10, Jane, dau. of Mr. Thomas 

Bate, Jurat. 

1610, April 22, John, son of Andrew Bate. 
1615, Oct. 22, Ludia (Lydia ?), dau. of 

James Bate. 
1618, June 25, Hannah, dau. of Andrew 

1618, July 12, Thomas, son of John Bate. 

1618, Nov. 8, Thomas, son of Thomas 


1619, Nov. 21, Mary, dau. of James Bate. 

1620, April 23, Mary, dau. of Thomas 

1620-21, Mar. 11, Elizabeth, dau. of An- 
drew Bate. 

1621, Sept, 16, Margaret, dau. of James 


1622, May 26, Jane, dau. of Thomas Bate, 


1623, May 4, John, son of James Bate. 
1623, Mav 25, William, son of Andrew 


1623, June 24, Susan, dau. of Thomas 


1624, Dec. 19, James, son of James Bate. 

1626, Sept. 24, Rachel, dau. of Thomas 


1627, Oct, 6, Mary, dau, of Andrew Bate, 
1628-9, Jan, 11, Andrew, son of Andrew 

1628-9, Jan. 18, James, son of Thomas 

1630, Mar. 28, John, son of Andrew Bate. 

1631, Sept. 11, Richard, son of Andrew 


1632, Mar. 25, Thomas, son of John Bate. 

1633, Oct. 6, Katherine, dau. of John Bate. 
1633-4, Jan. 26, Judith, dau. of Andrew 

1635, Sept. 20, Esther, dau. of Andrew 

and Marv Bate. 
1635, Oct. 4, Anne, dau. of John Bate, 

Jurat, and Katherine his wife. 


1542, Dec. 2, Richard Bate and Agnes 

1545, Nov. 26, James Bate and Joan his 


1546, Oct., John Bate and Mildred Ward. 
1555, Oct.. Richard Bate and Margaret 

1558, May, Thomas Bate and Margaret 
Ger\'es ( ? ) . 

1560, July, Robert Howling and Elizabeth 


1561, Sept., Gregory Essex and Elizabeth 


1562, Oct., William Bate and Elizabeth 


1564, June, Ihomas Bate, Jurat, and Eli- 
zabeth Bate, widow. 

1564. Sept., Robert Tookey and Mary 

15C8, June, John Brett and Katherine 

1577, Dec, William Dallett and Mary Bate. 

1579, June, John Bate, Jurat, and Mary 


1580, James Bate and Mar>' Martin. 

( Continued in our next issue ) 

Annierica the Beautiful 

By Katharine Lee Bates. 

O beautiful for spacious skies. 

For amber waves of grain. 
For purple mountain majesties 

Above the fruited plain ! 
America! America! 

God shed His grace on thee 
And crown thy good with brotherhood. 

From sea to shining sea! 

O beautiful for pilgrim feet 

Whose stern," impassioned stress 
A thoroughfare for freedom beat 

Across the wilderness ! 
America! America! 

God mend thine every flaw, 
Confirm thy soul in self-control. 

Thy liberty in law! 

O beautiful for heroes proved 

In liberating strife. 
Who more than self their country lo\ed, 

And mercy more than life ! 
America! America! 

May God thy gold refine 
Till all success be nobleness 

And every gain divine! 

O beautiful for patriot dream 

That sees beyond the years 
Thine alabaster cities gleam 

Undimmed by human tears! 
America! America! 

God shed His grace on thee 
And crown thy good with brotherhood. 

From sea to shining sea! 

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oih? lat?s li^itUptin 

Second Series, 1912-1917 Published by The Bates Association 

Volume I to V 


oi iici:rs 

Gov. John Lewis Bates, 1907-1908. 
Frank Amasa Bates, 1908-1912. 
Gardner Bates, 1912-1916. 
Walter Lovell Bates. 1916-1917. 

Vice Presidents 
William Clinton Bates, 1907-1908. 
Frank Amasa Bates, 1907-1908. 
Albert Carlos Bates. 1907-1917. 
Philander Bates, 1908-1910. 
William Carver Bates, 1909-1910. 
Walter Lovell Bates, 1910-1916. 
Gardner Bates, 1911-1912. 
Wilford Jacob Litchfield. 1912-1913. 
Everett Alanson Bates, 1913-1917. 
Frederick Orlando Bates, 1916-1917. 
Georj^e Holland Bates, 1916-1917. 
Lindon Wallace Bates, 1916-1917. 
Nathan Earl Wharton, 1916-1917. 

Frank Amasa Bates, 1912-1915. 
Gardner Bates, 1916-1917. 

Secretary and Treasurer 
Newton Whitmarsh Bates, 1907-1917, 

Newton Whitmarsh Bates, 1907-1917. 

This Index is for Series H of the Bates 
Bulletin, from September 1912 to April 1917, 
being five voltimes, in ten issues, containing 
120 pages. A previous Index for Series I is 
for the Bulletin from its beginning, Septem- 
ber 1907, to April 1912. Copies of the Index 
of Series I or of Series II may be obtained 
for fifty cents, from the Secretary. Single 
copies of any issue of the Bulletin may be 
obtained from the Secretary for fifty cents. 
Series I and Series II are bound in separate 
volumes and may be obtained for five dollars 
a volume, from the Secretary, Rev. Newton 
W. Bates, Burton, Ohio. 


,A Bates Cousin, 32. 
Bates Arms, 74, 75, 77. ■■■■ 

Brass of Thomas Bates. 103. 
Church, First Parish of Charlestown, 
Lydd, 96. 

■Lydd, The Altar, 44. 
First Cong, of Whitman, Mas 
Houses, Anchor Tavern. Hingham, 17. 
of Joshua Bates. S. Hanover, . 

of Rebecca and Abigail Bates, 
of Nehemiah Bates, 21. 
Scituate Lighthouse, 45. 
Portraits, Alanscn Bates, 14. 

Arthur Lee Bates, 61. 
Charlotte Fiske Bates, 98. 
Daniel J. Bates, 113. 
Everett Alanson Bates, 20. 
Frank Amasa Bates. 85. 
Frederick O. Bates, 101. 
Gardner Bates, 12. 

' George H. Bates, 108. 

Isaac Comstock Bates, 13. 

Jacob Bates, 30. 

Jacob P. Bates, 73. 

John Bates, 16. ;,■ ,; ; 

Lindon Bates, Jr., 84. 

Martin Van Buren Bates, 

and Mrs., 18. 
Orrin B. Bates, 33. 
Thomas L. Bates, 91. 
Walter L. Bates, 97. 
Mrs. Lucinda White Brown, 
Wilford J. Litchfield, 4. 
Mrs. Mary Bates Rowe, 87. 
N. Earl Wharton, 112. 

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, 60. 




Abington. Mass., Early Bates Families. 8. 
Additions and Corrections to Joseph Bates 

of MiddleboroQgh, Mass., 64. 
Address of President Gardner Bates, 54. 81 
Address of Mayor Gustave B. Bates, 112 
America, the Beautiful, 120. 
Ancestors of Ephraim Bates, 52. 
Ancestry No. 4. Wilford J. Litchfield, 11. 

No. 5. Gardner Bates, 11. 

No. 6. Philander Bates, 19. 


















Walter L. Bates. 19. 
Everett A. Bates, 19. 
Edward P. Bates, 30. 
Rachel S. Failing, 31. 
Lillian A. Failing, 31. 
Lucinda W, Brown, 31. 
Albert C. Bates. 42. 
Frederick O. Bates. 42. 
Henry T. Lincoln, 59. 
Priscilla B. Lincoln, 5y. 

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No. 18. 
No. 19. 
No. 20. 

George D. Bates, 59. 
Arthur L. Bales, 62. 
Katharine L. Bates, 62. 
Isaac Bates, 63. 
Fi-ank A. Bates, 63. 
William N. Bates, 63. 
Ancestry of William Wallace Bates, 37. 
Anchor Tavern, Hingham, Mass., 17. 
Annual ]yleetings: — 
Whitman, Mass., 7. 
Charlestown, Mass., 23. 
North Scituate, Mass., 45. 
South Weymouth, Mass., 79. 
.Quincy, Mass., 97. 
Arms and the Man, 92. 
Arms, Maplisden, 95. 

Wilcox, 95. 
Bates Arms, 34, 74, 95, 96. 
Bates Births, 38, 40. :v l?-; \ 

Bate Case, 92. 
Bates Bulletin Bound, 61. 
Bates Family in Northumberland County. 
Eng., 34. • , , ., 

in Virginia. 36. , . 

Betty Bates, hir Versies, 10. 
Boston Tea Party, 38, 64. 
Bryce, Hon. James, Honors Hingham Immi- 
grants, 60. 
Charlotte F. Bates, Mme. Adolphe Roge. 
Death, 98. 
Greetings, 46, 110. 
Poem. 21, 39. 
Coat Armour of Bates Families, 74, 76. 
Childhood's Memories, (Insert), 28. 
Church, First Parish of Charlestown, Mass., 
First Cong, of Whitman, Mass., 1. 
Date your Clippings, 117. 
Death of Oldest Bates. 117. 
Deaths, Bates, 5, 15, 27, 37, 41, 65, 79, 86, 111, 
118. . . ll 

Alanson Bates, 14. 
Charlotte Fiske Bates, 98. 
Daniel J. Bates, 113. 
Frank A. Bates, 85. 
Frank F. Bates, 66. 

Isaac C. Bates, 13. ^^ 

Jacob P. Bates, 73. ,( >4 ; - .= . c 

James A. Bates, 3. 
John Bates. 16. 
Lindon Bates, Jr. 84. 
Marcus W. Bates, 112. 
Mary R. Bates, 60. 
Orrin B. Bates, 33. 
Thomas L. Bates, 117. 
Willis C. Bates, 38. 
James S. Allen, 91. 
Elizabeth A. Fish, 39. 
Juliette B. Gordon, 66. 
Esther B. Lincoln, 39. 
Margaret E. Packard, 43. 
Jane M. Taft, 37. 
Grace B. Wise, 91. 
Early Bates Families in South Abington, 

Mass., 8. 
Early Bates Settlers in Springfield, Vt., 104. 
Edward of W^eymouth and Edward of Bos- 
ton, 17. 
Eliel Bates, Life Story of, 99. 
Elihu or Elisha Bates of Hartland, Conn., 43. 

Elizabeth Bates of Haddam, Conn., 32. 

Who was. 96. 
English Bates Coats of Arms, 74, 76, 90. 
Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth, 

Essex, Vt., Births, Marriages, Deaths, 40, 41. 
Estate, Bates, 117. 

Famous Bates Women, 5. . _ . 

Ford Reunion, 32. ' * 

Frank A. Bates. In Memory of. 111. 
Genealogical Conference at San Francisco, 

Gravestone of Lieut. Levi Bates, 52. 
Greetings from Charlotte Fiske Bates, 46, 

Gustave B. Bates, Mayor, 90. 
Hanover, N. J., William Bates of, 6^, 83, 88, 
Honorary Members, 90, 116. 
Honors for Philander Bates, 117. 
Hostess at Ninety-tive, 82. 
How Old was Ann? 26. 
In Memory of Frank A. Bates, 111. 
International "Genealogical Federation, 89. 
John Bates of Haddam, Conn., 67. 
Joseph Bates of Middleborough, Mass., 47, 64. 
Katharine Lee Bates. Poems, 103, 113, 120. 
Largest Bates, 111. 
Letter from Lydd, 28. 
Lieut. Levi Bates, gravestone of, 52. 
Life Story of Eliel Bates, 99. 
Lydd, A Poem by Katharine Lee Bates, 103. 
Church Organ, 15, 45. 
Funeral Sermon, 35. 
Parish Records, 119. 
Wills, 93. 
Marriages, Bates, 3, 15, 21, 38, 66, 87, 102, 
in Conn., 1700-1800, 24. 
in Mass., 25. 
Martin Van Buren Bates, 18. 
Mrs. ^lary Bates Rowe, aged Ninety, 87. 
Middleborough, Mass., Joseph Bates of, 47, 

Mme. Adolphe Roge, see Charlotte F. Bates. 
New Members, 4, 38, 78, 87, 90, 111, 116. 
Northumberland County, Eng., Bates Fam- 
ily in, 34. 
Oldest Bates, 39. 
One Voice, A Poem by Charlotte Fiske 

Bates. 21, 39. 
Our Membership, 3. 
Our Permanent Fund, 26. 
Our President, A Poem by Katharine Lee 

Bates, 113. 
Our Retiring President, 12. 
Panama Exposition, 53. 
Poems, America, the Beautiful, 120. 
Betty Bates, 10. 
Childhood's Memories, 28. 
Lydd, 103. 
One Voice, 21. 39. 
Our President, 113. 
Possible Ancestors, Bocking, Essex Co., 

Eng.. 35. 
Philander Bates. Honors for, 117. 
Queries, 4, 25, 26, 44, 66, 92. 110. 

Answers to, 34, 38, 44. 
Quincy Quips, 102. 
Records at Hartland, Conn., 2, 16. 
of Lydd Parish, 119. 

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Reunions. Bates, 112. 

Caldwell, Ohio, 16. 26. 

Erie, Pa.. 78. 

Ford. 32. 

Fostoria, Ohio. 78. 
Report of Historian, 29. 56. 74. 

Secretary, 22, 53, 80, 109. 

Treasurer, 6, 27. 52, 79, 111. 

Revolutionary Records. 87. 

Rubbing of Brass of Thouias Bates, 10- 

Scituate and Her Lighthouse, 114. 

Springfield, V't., Early Settlers in, 104. 
South Abington, Mass., Early Families in, 8. 
Thomas Bates of Virginia. 3. 
Tombstones in Church at Lydd, 95. 
Uncle Bob Bates a Father at 96, 94. 
Unique Reuniting of Families. 94. 
Virginia, Bates Family in, 36. 
Whitmarsh Genealogy, 90. 
William Bates of Hanover, N. J., 68, 83. 88. 
Wills of Bates Family at Lydd. 93. 
Who Owns That Fifty Thousand Dollars? 66. 
Who Was Elizabeth Bates? 96. 





Aaron, 2, 24, 72. 

Abbie, 37. 

Abiah S., 43. 

Abigail, 2, 5, 9, 16. 24, 25, 37, 

42, 43, 45, 52, 62, 66, 67, 69, 

70, 105, 107, 112, 114, 115, 

Abner, 2, 36, 37. 
Abraham, 19. 33, 72, 101. 
Absalom, 118. 
Ada M., 63. 
Adam, 25, 71, 78, 89. 
Adelaide. 63. 
Adella W., 78. 
Adelia, 117. •■ . '- 

Adolphus, 115. 
Agnes, 35, 118. 
Agnes A., 57. 
Agnes E,, 50. 
Agnes M., 3, 78. 
Aholibamah, 2. 
Aileine, 4. 

Alanson, 11, 14, 19, 65. 
Albert C, 6, 16. 26. 38, 52, 66, 

78, 83, 90, 102, 116. 
Albert Carlos, 3, 6, 42. 
A^lbert G., 14. 
Albert S., 65. 
Alexander, 114. 
Alexander B., 118. 
Alford, 68. 
x\lfred, 83, 102. 
Alice, 3, 19. 36. 42. 68. 94. 
Alice B., 40. 
Alice Emily, 57. 
Alice Lydia, 58. 
Alice M., 79. 1'^r ^' 

Alice Maria, 59. 
Alice R., 91. 
Alissa, 26. 
Alithea, 49. 
Allen, 106. 
Allyn. 68. 
Almeria, 73. 
Almira, 39. 
Alonzo L., 41. 
Alsina, 41. 
Althea, 49, 64. 
Althea J., 38. 
Alvan E., 57, 65. 
Alvenia, 38. 
Amanda C, 58. 
Amanda E., 65. 
Amasa, 29. 

Ambrose, 39, 59, 113. 

Amelia, 3, 40, 42. 

Amor, 25, 78. 

Amos, 24, 68, 70. 

Amos E., 15. 

Andrew, 4, 11, 25, 34. 70, 78, 

Andrew J., 65. 
Ann, Anna, Annie. Anne, 3, 9, 

24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 36, 37, 42, 

43, 51, 62, 67, 70. 86, 88, 94. 

104, 106, 118. 
Ann E., 86. 
Ann Elizabeth. 118. 
Anna Belle, 88. 
Anna May, 117. 
Anna Pamelia, 64. 
Annanias, 88. 
Anne Maria, 59. 
Annette. 51. 
Annice H., 110. 
Annie E.. 40. 80. 
Anson. 92. 
Anthony, 75, 77. 
Aquilla. 114. 
Archibald, 88, 118. 
Arlo, 21. 
Artemas. 47. 
Arthur, 51, 65. 
Arthur C, 63. 
Arthur L., 38. 
Arthur Lee, 61, 62. 
Arthur P.. 27. 
Arvan, 26. 

Asa, 3. 9, 32. 41, 48. 60. 
Ascenath, 83. 
Aschel, 83. 
Asena, 68. • 

Asher, 2. 
Atwood, 57. 
Aurelia, 2. 58. 
Aurilla, 110. 
Austin. 42. 
Barbara. 83. 
Barna. 70. 71, 72. 
Barnabas. 48. 
Belinda, 89. 
Belle, 88. 
Benjamin. 8, 9, 10. 24, 25. 36, 

37, 38, 42, 48, 51, 58. 63. 65. 

68, 69. 73, 86, 91. 
Benjamin D.. 37. 
Benjamin S.. 4. 7 
Bennett. 42. 

Bertha, 21, 88. 
Bethel, 70, 72. 
Betsey, 2, 7, 9, 10. 19, 24. 37, 

40, 41, 50, 64, 104. 108. 
Betsey A. C. 65. 
Blaine, 89. 
Blanche, 15. 
Blanche A.. 66. 
Blanche Dolores, 88. 
Blanche H., 40. 
Bob, Uncle, 94, 111. 
Burton, 39. 
Byron W., 116. 
C. Francis. 15. 
Calaway. 36. 
Caleb. 17, 23. 26. 52, 69. 114, 

Calvin M., 40, 41. 
Captain, 114, 115. 
Carlton. 79. ' ■ '' '■ 

Carlos, 42. 

Caroline. 15, 30, 36. 71. 88. 
Caroline S., 49. 
Carrie. 40, 41. . 
Carver. 87. 
Catherine. 69, 70, 71. 
Celia, 24. 
Cephus, 88. 
Charity, 48. 

Charles, 2, 9, 25. 36, 64. 
Charles A., 4. 57, 65. 8^.. 
Charles C, 2. 43, 50, 58. 
Charles E., 16. 
Charles F., 43, 87, 90, 109. 
Charles H., 3, 4, 50. 58. 65. 83. 
Charles L., 38, 79. 
Charles S., 77. .i. 

Charles T., 117. ' "; 

Charles W., 83, 92. 
Charlotte, 3. 44. 83, 88. 
Charlotte E., 58. 
Charlotte Fiske, 21, 23, 39. U. 

79, 9$, 102, 110. 
Charlotte O., 58. 
Charlotte S., 65. 
Chauncy, 39. 
Chauncey T.. 15. 16. 
Chester A.. 57, 65. 
Chloe, 2, 11, 19. 24, 59. 
Chloe Belle, 89. 
Christina. 71. 88. . . 

Christopher, 9, .)1. 
Clamensa E.sth^^r, 89. 
Clara, 40. 

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31. 38, 39, 44, 49, 52. 59, 60. 

62, 63, 65, 6G, 67, 74, 78. 79. 

80, 94, 98, 109, 111, 113, 114. 
Clement W., 94. ,, , 
Coleman, 48. , _, , ,, 

Columbus, 88. ' ' 

Colvin, 83. ; r ; . 

Comfort, 11, 19. 
Concurrence, 2, 43. 
Content. 41, 49, 64. 
Cora Alberta, 85. 
Cornelia. 50, 88. , 

Cornelia Frances, 62. 
Cornelius, 49. 
Creed F.. 3. 91, 117, 119. 
Cuthbert, 34. 
Cynthia, 39, 71. 117. 
Cynthia Jane, 88. 
Cyrus C, 49. 
Daraa, 11. 
Daniel, 2. 8, 9, 24, 36. 37, 41, 

42, 43, 49, 51, 58. 65, 67, 68, 

70, 71. 83. 88. 
Daniel Dwight. 57. 
Daniel G., 89. 
Daniel Harley. 89. 
Daniel J., 46, 113. . 
Daniel Marion, 88. 
Daniel Moore, 21. 
Daniel Webster, 71, 89. 
Daughter, 64. 

David, 24. 25. 36, 52, 67, 68. 

69, 71, 72, 73, 78, 83, 87, 92, 

103, 116, 118. 
David Henry, 89. ■ ;. i; . 
David Tower, 5, 
Davis, 106. 
Deborah, 36, 49, 89. 
Delos. 21. 
Dennis. 2. 
Derastus. 83. 

Desire. 8, 29. m 

Dexter, 108. 
Dighton Moore, 4, 16. 18, 69, 

71. 72. 
Dolly, 68. 
Dolly A., 40. 
Donald Fletcher, 40. 
Dorcas, 89. 

Dorothy, 10, 34, 42. , _ 
Dorothy Sarah, 40. \ 
Dorothy Wolcott, 57. 
Duslin. 48, 64. 
E. Carlton, 79. 
Earl C, 116. 
Eave Elizabeth, 89. 
Eben E., 4. 29. 
Ebenezer. 8, 26, 29, 42. 
Edgar E., 88. 
Edith, 57, 58, 64, 67. 
Edith Lucy, 57. 
Edith May, 65. 

Edmond, 71. 
Edsell, 8. 29. 
Eduardus. 35. 

Edward, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 
19, 22, 29, 33, 34. 35. 36. 37, 

38, 39, 42. 47, 48, 49. 51, 53, 
54. 56, 57. 59. 63, 73, 80. 85, 
86, 87, 90, 91, 96, 99, 109, 
112, 117. 

Edward Harbin. 75. 

Edward L., 7, 29, 82. 

Edward M., 118. 

Edward P., 46. 

Edward Payson, 30, 50, 57, 65. 

Edward Percy. 82. 

Edwin, 6, 7, 27, 68. 

Edwin D., 79. 

Edwin L., 37. 

Edwin W., 27. 

Elder, 82. 

Eldred S., 111. 

Eleanor, 34, 35. 

Eleazer. 8, 9, 10, 24, 42, 68, 83. 

Elezer, 68. 

Ell, 13. 66. 72. 

Elias, 2, 24. 48, 50, 64, 65, 68. 

Eliel, 99, 100, 102. 

Elihu, 2, 43. 67, 68. 

Elijah, 8, 11, 14, 25, 40. 

Elinour, 35. 

Eliphalet, 47, 48, 51, 57, 58, 

64. 87. 
Eliphalet Story. 49. 51, 65. 
Elisha, 2, 36, 43. 
Eliza, 2. 43, 58, 98. 
Eliza Ann, 11. 
Eliza E., 79. /;' . ; 

Eliza Merritt, 100. 
Elizabeth, 2, 4, 8, 9, 15, 19, 24, 

25, 29, 31, 32. 34, 35, 36, 37, 

39, 41. 42, 43, 47, 50, 51, 52, 
58. 65. 67, 69, 71, 72, 83, 88, 
89, 92, 96, 114. 

Elizabeth Ballister, 21. 

Elizabeth C. 40. 

Elizabeth Elvira. 40. 

Elizabeth Hannah, 50. ~ 

Elizabeth Marion, 40. 

Elizabeth Mary, 118. 

Elizabetha, 35. 

Elkanah, 38. 

Ella. 40. 41, 89, 92. 

Ella Jane, 40. ; r 

Ella M., 40. "; - 

Ella T., 7. 

Ellen, 15, 20, 36, 40. 58, 65. 74. 

Ellen E., 51. 

Ellen Frances, 116. 

Ellen Maria. 113. 

Ellsworth, 89. 

Elmer A.. 112. 

Elmer B.. 15. 

Elsie, 71, 72. 

Elthan, 68. 

Elva S., 15. 

Elvira, 40, 41. 

Elvira C, 51. 

Elzina, 44. 

Em, 35. 

Emaline, 117. 

Emeline S., 41. 

Emery, 29. 

Emily, 13. 23, 43. 50. 78, 109. 

Emily A., 50. 

Emma. 51. 65. 

Enmia Amelia. 40, 41. 

Emma B.. 15. 

Emma Jane, 89. 

Emma P., 15. 

Enos. 30. 

Ephraim, 26, 52. 69. 70, 71, 

72, 83. 88, 89. 
Erastus, 27, 42. 
Estelle W., 59. 
Esther, 2, 24. 25, 59. 62. 69, 

Esther Eliza, 58. 
Ethel, 57, 65. 
Eugene, 58. 
Eunice, 2, 24, 25, 29, 43, 47, 

48, 68. 
Eva E., 65. 
Eva L., 4. 
Everett A.. 16. 19. 20, 26, 38, 

52, 6&, 78, 90, 102. 116. 
Everett E., 86. 
Everett M., 40. 

Ezekiel, 14, 48, 70, 71, 83, 117. 
Ezra T.. 90. 102. 
F. W., 40. 
Fannie, 15. 
Fannie A., 3. 
Fannie Annie. 94. 
Fanny, 40. 
Fidelia. 32, 43. 
Finis L., 14. 
Finley J., 71. 72. 
Flementine, 36. 
Flemming, 36. 37. 
Florence. 11, 65. 83. 
Frances. 15, 37. 102. ■'■ 

Frances A., 41. 118. 
Frances E.. 46. 80. ^ ■ 

Francis, 26. 
Francis Elmer, 43. 
Francis L., 39. ^ 

Francis Lincoln, 59. 113. 
Frank. 48. 88. 
Frank A.. 6, 7, 12. 16. 22. 23, 

26, 37, 38. 47, 52, 54. 56, 57, 

66. 74. 78. 79. 83. 85, 94, 98, 

109, 110. 111. 
Frank Amasa. 85. 109, 111. 
Frank Andrews. 63. 
Frank C. 15. 
Frank E.. 86. 
Frank F.. 33. 65. 66. 
Frank Freeman. 4. 80. - v 
Frank L., 89. 
Frank M., 118. 
Frank P.. 58, 65. 
Franklin Bennett. 43. 
Fred. 50. 
Fred M., 40. 
Fred Neal, 41. 
Fred W.. 111. 
Frederic G., 57, 64. 
Frederick. 36. 58, 87. 
Frederick N., 41. 
Frederick O., 38. 42, 43, 54, 



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Frederick S., 87, 90, 109. 
Gardner, 6. 7. 11. 12. 16. 23. 

26. 38. 52. 54. 66, 78. 7!t, 81. 

86. 90, 98, 102, 116. 
George, 15, 36, 40, 41, 48. 58, 

64, 70, 72, 76, 118. 
George A., 37, 58, 65. 
George Alfred, 57. 
George B., 15. 
George C, 40. 
George Chapman, 49, 57. 
George D., 37. 65. 
George DeiTiiis, 59. 60. 
George F.. 40. 
George H., 7. 23. 98. 102. 108, 

111, 116, 118. 
George L., 66. 
George M., 58. 
George S., 15. ■'''" •'" 
George Washington, 44. 
Georgie Etta. 118. 
Gilbert H., 118. 
Goddy, 37. 
Gorham P., 5. 
Grace, 62, 63, 91, 104. 
Grace D., 51. 
Grace E., 118. 
Grace R., 118. 
Grace Victoria, 78. 
Gracia, 105. 
Gracie, 41. 

Granville, 36. ' '^ -' - 

Gulielmi. 35. 
Gussie, 119. 
Gustave B., 78. 80. 87. 90. 98, 

102, 111. 112. 
Guy. 114. 
H. Roswell, 50. 
Hamilton, 88. 
Hampton, 44. 
Hannah, 2, 8. 9, 19. 24, 25. 29, 

36, 42, 43, 47, 49, 57, 62, 63, 

64. 67, 68, 71, 83, 88, 99, 100, 

Hannah B., 42. 
Hannah E., 27. 
Hannah J.. 88. 
Hannah W.. 72. 
Harold A., 66, 85. 
Harriet, 3, 19, 40. 41, 71, 72, 

Harriet A., 37. 86. 
Harriet F., 116. 
Harriet Idella. 89. 
Harriet M.. 118. 
Harriette J., 49. 
Harry. 28, 58. 
Harry S., 111. 
Hattie Adelia. 40. 
Helen, 16, 57, 58, 73. 
H'^len Augusta, 27. 
Helen B., 57. 
Helen M.. 15. 
Henderson, 25. 
Henry, 15. 34, 48, 58. 
Henry A., 65. 
Henry D., 58. 
Henry F., 118. 
Henry H.. 118. 

Henrv L.. 65, 78. 80. 

Henry M.. 48, 49. 57. 

Henry O.. 43. 

Henry S., 15. 

Henry T., 57, 64, 86. 

Henry W., 25, 76, 86. 

Herbert Fiske, 113. 

Herman, 72. 

Hervey, 98. 

Hester, 88. 

Hezckiah, 60, 87. 

Hinsdale, 2. 

Hira, 65. 

Hiram. 26, 40. 

Holman, 41. >-• • 

Holmes C. 49. 

Homer M., 51, 58. 

Homer S., 65. 

Horace E., 15. 

Horace F., 111. 

Howell. 2, 16. 

Hugh, 72. 

Hulbert D., 27. 

Huldah. 9. 24, 88. 

Humphrey, 37. 

Hushai. 49. 

I. C, 43. 

Ichabod, 110. 

Increase, 63, 85. 90. 

Infant, 2, 43. 

Ionia Leota, 89. 

Iowa Sevilla, 89. 

Ira. 2. 

Ira D., 5. 

Irene, 43. 

Irene K., 57, 65. 

Isaac, 13, 14, 24, 36. 59, 60, 63, 

70, 71. 79, 88, 89. 
Isaac Bingham, 88. ; 
Isaac C, 63. 118. 
Isaac Comstock, 13, 23. 
Isaac Rudolphus, 88. 
Isabel, 34. 
Isaiah. 29, 72, 89. 
Israel, 16, 31. 
Issachar. 25, 44. 
Iva Anna, 43. 
Ivy. 88. 

J. Franklin, 118. 
J. Ross, 23. 
Jabez, 67. 
Jackson V. B.. 65. 
Jacob, 4, 9. 11, 15. 16, 19, 24, 

30, 31. 47. 48, 50. 57, 64, 65, 

66. 70. 71, 86. 87, 89. 
Jacob C. 49. 
Jacob F., 50, 64. 
Jacob P.. 73. 80. 
Jacobus. 35. 
James. 2, 9. 10. 24. 25, 26, 32. 

34. 36, 37. 38, 39. 42. 44. 48. 

50. 51, 57, 58, 60, 64. 67, 68. 

78. 86. 88. 89. 96, 104. 109. 

110, 114, 116, 117. 
James Adams. 3. 
James Atwood. 50. 57, 65, 111, 

James B., 65. 
James E., 4. 118. 
James Elwyn, 3. 

James G.. 40. 

James Gideon. 50. 

James H.. 37. 

James L., 65. 

James M., 79. 

James W., 91. 110. 

James Woodson. 36. 

James Y., 115, 116. 

Jane, 25, 37, 48, 51. 65, 71. 72, 

83. 88. 111. 114. 115, 116. 
Jared. 2, 43. 
Jay Charles, 38. 
Jeanette. 118. 
Jemima. 24. 29. 
Jeremiah, 69. 
Jerome. 24. 
Jessaniah, 11, 
Jessie E., 40. 
Joanna, 47, 64. 
Job. 40. 41, 104, 108. 
Joel, 36. 116. 
John, 2. 3, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 

18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 

36. 37, 38, 42, 43, 44. 56. 65, 
67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 76. 83, 
88. 89. 92, 99, 100, 111, 114. 

John B., 79. 

John Coalter, 36. 

John D., 100, 101, 117. 

John Edward. 3. 

.John H.. 72. 88. 

John Ross, 4. 

John Lewis. Gov., 7, 108. 

John S.. 72. " 

Johnes, 35. 

Jonathan. 16, 25, 37, 67, 68, 

Joseph, 2. 4. 5, 8, 11, 13, 

16, 17. 19. 21, 25, 29, 30. 

37, 38, 39, 42, 47, 48. i'K 
52, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 62. 
64. 65. 66. 67, 68, 71. 72, 
79, 83. 87, 88. 89, 113. 1 

Joseph C. K., 57, 58. 
.Joseph Cony. 86. 
Joseph Cushman. 49. 64. 
Joseph Dudley, 116. 
Joseph I., 87. 
Joseph N., 60. 
Joseph M., 118. 
Joshua. 4, 5. 11, 13, 14, 16, 

21, 26. 30. 31, 39. 52, 59. 

62, 63, 65, 66, 69, 78, 79. 

104, 113. 
Josiah Franklin. 60. 
Judah. 114. 
Judith. 32. 

Julia. 14, 40, 41, 51. 58, 64. 
Julia A., 65. 
Julia Ann. 72. 
Julia H.. 51. 
Juliette, 80. 
Juliette Harriett. 41. 
Julius, 71. 72. 
Justus, 24. 
Kate M.. 63. 
Katharine Lee, 62, 98, 102. 

103. 113, 120. 
Katherine, 25. 70. 71. 
Keller, 72. 







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Keziah, 41. 

Kittie, 117, 

Kizzie, 41. 

L. Stetson, 29. 

L. W., 117. 

Laban, 13, 25. 

Lafayette, 71, 72. 

Lam den, 76. 

La .Mott G., 44. 

Laura, Gl, 58, 88. 

Laura Ann, 116. 

Laura E., 59, 65. 

Laura Julia, 41. 

Lavina, 72. ^ . . 

Lazarus, 29. 

Lemuel. 8. 9, 10, 42, 71, 73. 

Leona Clara, 116. 

Lettice, 72. 

Levi, 32, 48, 52, 72, 108, 114. 

Levi Chandler. 66. 

Levi Whitcorab, 30. 

Levinia, 11. 19. 

Lewis, 72, 108. 

Lewis Benton, 108. 

Lewis C, 49, 57. 

Lewis Lincoln, 5. 

Lial, 99. 

Lillian F., 118. 

Lillie, 40. 

Lilly May, 89. 

Lindon. Jr.. 80, 83, 84. 

Lindon Wallace, 37, 80, 84, 

102, 116. 
Linus, 2, 43. 
Liza Sarah, 58. 
Lizzie I., 4. 
Lois, 2, 19. 62. 
Loren C, 41. 
Lorenzo. 5, 15. 
Lorin, 20. 

Loring:, 3. - 

Lot, 11. 

Lottey, 25. , , / 

Lottie, 51. 
Louanna, 70, 72. 
Louisa, 29. 40, 72. 
Louis B.,. 43. 
Louis S.. 51, 58. 
Louise, 37, 48. 
Louise M., 64. 
Lovina, 15, 70. 
Lovett, 88. 
Lucia, 48. 
Lucia L., 51. 
Lucia M., 50. 
Lucia S., 51, 64. 
Lucian E., 37. 
Lucina, 51, 58. 
Lucinda, 68. 
Lucius E., 4. 
Lucy. 20. 24, 30, 36, 40, 48, 51, 

64, 68. 
Lucy A., 64. 
Lucy E., 40. 
Lucy M., 85. 
Luella M.. 60, 80. 
Lurinda. 83. 
Luther, 40. 
Lutber A., 41. 

Luther M., 41. 

Lydia, 5, 8, 11, 13, 25, 31, 34, 

41, 67, 68, 88, 92, 103, lOG, 
107, 118. 

Lydya, 67. 

Lyman, 2, 42, 49. 

Lyndon, 69. 

Mahala, 70. 

Mamie Gurtwill, 40. 

Marcus A., 3. 

Marcus Whitman, 109. 112. 

Margaret, 34, 36. 66. 70, 71, 

83, 89, 92, 96. 
Margaret Ann, 88. 
Margaret Clarissa Angeline, 

Margaret K., 63. 
Margaret Powers, 110. 
Margaret S., 57. 
Margery M., 118. 
Marguerite, 38. 
Maria, 14, 20, 42, 49. 
Maria F., 65. 
Maria L., 40. 
Maria S., 62. 
Marion E., 40, 58. 
Marion Louise, 37. 
Mark, 34. 
Martha, 24, 25. 36. 37, 39, 44, 

52, 57, 59. 63, 67, 69, 71, 72, 

88, 92, 102. 
Martha N., 19. 
Martha Tower, 65. 
Martha W., 78. 

Martin, 15, 37, 40, 41, 71, 89. 
Martin Van Buren. 18, 111, 
Marvin, 48. 
Marvin Smith, 48. 
Mary, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11. 19, 24, 

25, 29, 30, 34, 36, 37, 40. 41, 

42, 43, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52. 56, 
57, 60, 63, 64, 67, 68, 69, 70, 
71 78, 79, 83, 87. 92, 96, 102. 

Mary A., 71, 72. 
Mary Abiah, 48. 
Mary Ann, 41, 51, 58, 59, 87, 

Mary Augusta, 5. 
Mary Aurelia, 58. 
Mary C, 15, 53, 58, 65. 
Mary E., 40, 71, 78. 79, 112. 
Mary Elizabeth, 27, 65. 
Mary Ellen, 63. 
Mary Emeline, 40. 
Mary Esther. 113. 
Mary F., 65, 71, 86. 
Mary Farrand, 41. 
Mary G., 50, 65. 
Mary H., 85, 114. 
Mary Helen, 116. 
Mary J., 89. 
Mary L., 51. 
Mary Malleson, 118. 
Mary P., 91. 
Mary R., 4, 60, 80, 83. 
Mary Russell, 58. 
Mary Ruth, 3, 72. 
Mary S., 64. 102. 
Mary W., 90. 
Matilda, 2, 68, 89. 

Matthew, 118. 

Medora, 38, 115. 

.Mehitable. 47. 

Mehitable Dyer, 91. 

Melissa, 82. 94. 

Meloma. 27. 

Mercy, 37, 44, 47, 69. 

Merrail, 104. 

Merritt, 4. 

Micah. 25. 

Michael, 36, 59. 

Miner, 24. 

Minerva Frances, 42. 

Minnie. 88. - , , 

Minnie Irene, 43. ' ■ 

Miranda. 68. • 

Molly,- 66, 68. 

Morgan, 4. 

Moses, 2, 9, 10, 41, 42, 72, 91. 

Myra F., 27. 

N. J.. 110. 

Nab%y, 24, 114. 

Nahum, 9, 25. 

Nancy, 5, 15, 41, 49, 71, 72, 89, 

106, 107. 
Nancy Calista, 15. 
Nancy Jane, 89. 
Nathan, 2, 24, 26, 92. 
Nathaniel, 11, 34, 36, 70, 71, 

Natica, 21. 

Nehemiah, 21, 24, 32, 60. 
Nellie, Nelly, 24, 37, 41, 89. 
Nellie E., 40. 
Nellie Gertrude, 62. 
Nellie Irene. 58. . ''. 

Nelson. 40. ■ "'^-^ ■■^- *"■;:'-■/'■ 

Nelson W., 40,. 41. 
Nettie Irene, 58. 
Newton Whitmarsh. 6, 7, 16, 

23, 26, 38, 46, 52, 66, 78, 79, 

80. 90, 92. 98, 102, 111, 116. 
Nicholas, 36. 
Nina W., 58. 
•Noble. 110. 
Norman, 78. 
Norton, 40, 41. 
Obadiah, 25. 

Olive, 3. 25, 42, 48, 51, 64, 92. 
Oliver, 2. 
Olivia J.. 51, 65. 
Orange L., 88, 90. 
Orcencia, 2. 

Oric, 21. '-^ 

Orin Durfee, 43. 
Orlando, 26. 42. 
Orrin Bradford, 19, 33, 53, 

65, 66. 
Ozal, 52. 
Ozro, 60. 
Pamelia, 88. 
Patience, 24, 25, 67. 
Patrick. 72. 
Patsy, 44. 
Pearl. 66. 
Penelope, 38, 67. 
Percy J., 40. 
Peter. 8, 47, 48, 50. 
Phila, 111. 
Philatus. 26. 

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Philena, 24. 
Philena Abigail. 43. 
Philena Cordelia, 43. 
Philetiis Spear, 43. 
Phineas, 2, 5, 104, 105, 106, 

Phineas Kellam, 48, 49. 64. 
Phoebe, 2, 11, 25, 48, .50, 69, 

70, 71. 
Pollv, 9, 24, 25, 31, 36. 64, 70, 

Preserved, 41. 

Priscilla, 19, 47, 58. .,>.,. 

Prudence, 50. 

Rachel, 8, 9, 25, 29, 31, 42, 50, 
62, 63, 67, 89, 106, 114, 115. 

Ralph, 34, 38, 74, 76, 90. 

Reason, 25, 78. 

Rebecca, 2, 41, 42, 45. 52, 69, 
72, 108, 112, 115, 116. 

Rebekah, 9, 24. 

Relief, 48. 

Reuben, 41, 72, 114, 115. 

Rhoda, 25, 52, 63, 67. 68, 69, 

70, 71. 
Rhoda Ann, 89. 
Rice T., 118. 

Richard, 34, 36, 39, 70, 71, 74. 
Robert, 34, 36, 37, 71, 80, 88, 

111, 116. 
Robert H., 71. h ^ 

Robert L., 51, 58. 
Robert Patrick, 25. 
Robert W., 40. 
Roberta, 58. 
Roderick, 88. ; ,.. 

Roger, 104. 
Rosa, 58. 
Rosaline, 72. 
Rosamond A., 111. 
Rosanna, 114. 
Rosclla, 88. 
Roswell, 48, 50. 
Rowena, 5. 
Roxana, 41. 
Roy C, 58, 65, 86. 
Roy E., 118. 
Ru Amv, 89. 
Rufus, 11, 26. 
Russell, 63, 111. 
Ruth, 3, 24, 25, 26, 30. 38, 51. 

52, 67,^8. 70, 71, 72, 114. 
Ruth Elvira, 40. 
Ruth Foss, 85. 
Ruth H., 65. 

Sabra, 14. 

Sabra Josephine, 14. 

Sabilla, 69. 

Sabina, 2. 

Sally. 11, 16, 25, 37, 39, 83, 106, 

Sally Ann, 39, 88. 

Samuel, 2, 8, 24, 25, 36. 39, 42, 
43, 47, 48, 49, 51, 63, 64, 68, 
69, 70, 72, 79. 85, 86, 87, 92. 

Samuel Austin. 85, 86. 

Samuel C, 37. 

Samuel F., 4. 

Samuel Jr., 2. 

Samuel Lysander. 51. 58. 

Samuel N., 86. 

Samuel Walker, 58. 

Sarah, 2, 8, 9, 19, 24, 25, 29, 

30, 34, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 43, 

47, 51. 57, 58, 59, 63, 67, 69, 

70, 71, 92. 
Sarah A., 64. 
Sarah Ann, 71, 88. 
Sarah C, 41. . 
Sarah E., 51. 
Sarah Hersey, 42. 
Sarah J., 72, 88. 
Sarah Jane, 71. 
Sarah K., 65. 
Sarilla, 68. 
•Sary, 68. 
Selleck, 25. 
Senator, 106. 
Sergeant, 118. 
Seth. 40, 41, 60. ■ 
Sham, 88. 
Sherman, 50. 
Sibeil, 48. 
Sidney, 49. 
Sidney P.. 48, 50. 
Silence, 8. 
Simeon, 45. 72, 111, 114, 115, 

Simpson Elnathan, 40. 
Solomon, 21, 24, 38. 52, 60, 67, 

68, 69, 78, 114. 
Son, 49, 89, 114. 
Sophia, 49. 64, 88. 
Sophie, 49. 
Spence, 36. 

Stanley Edward, 38. . 
Stephen, 2, 36, 37.- 
Stephen C, 37. 
Stephen R., 2. 
Submit, 68. 
Susa, 40. 
Susan, 19, 37, 51, 64, 70, 71, 

88, 101, 111. 
Susan L., 65. 
Susan M., 115. 
Susan xMary, 115, 116. 
Susanna, 9, 19, 24, 25, 36, 42, 

47, 48, 63, 67. 70, 72, 114. 
Sybil, 25, 48. 
Sylvanus, 47, 48, 49, 51, 56. 

Sylvester, 49, 68, 83. 

T. F., 40, 41. 

T. Towar, 90. 

Tabitha. 24. 

Tamar, 8. 

Tempe, 68. 

Temperance, 83. 

Thaddeus, 19, 24, 25, 33, 40. 

Thaddeus Fletcher. 40. 

Thaddeus R. F., 40, 41. 

Theodore, 24, 44. 

Theophilus. 5, 104, 105, 108. 
Theron M., 37. 46. 
Theron Merrill, 117. 
Thomas, 3, 16, 25, 27, 31, 34, 

36, 37, 47, 48, 49, 51, 58. 64. 
65, 67, 68, 69, 75, 77, 82. 87. 
92. 98. 

Thomas A., 94. 

Thomas Coleman, 115. 

Thomas Flemming, 36. 

Thomas Leroy, 91, 117, 119. 

Thomas W., 37. 

Thomasine, 24. 

Timothy, 24, 52, 70, 71, 72. 

Tirzah. 49. 

Trial, 24. 

Towar, 90. 

Ulysses Grant, 88. .. . 

Unis, 24. 

Unity, 36. 

Urania, 25. 

Urban, 3, 99. 

Urban S.. 79, 99. 

Ursula, 37. 

Uzal, 52, 69, 70. 71, 78. 

Uzial. 70. 

Uzzel, 70. :. 

Victoria, 30. 

Waldo F., 113. 

Waldo Holmes. 38. 

Walter, 26, 79. 

Walter C, 98. 

Walter L., 6, 16, 19, 26, 33, 
38, 52, 53, 65, 66, 78, 79, 80, 
86, 90, 97, 102. 109, 116. 

Warren. 19. 33. 

Wilfred B.. 65. 

Willard, 50. 

William, 5, 24, 25, 29, 34. 36, 

37. 41, 42, 43, 44, 50, 52. 58, 
59, 62, 63. 64, 66, 68, 69. 70, 
71, 72, 74, 83, 88, 89. 

William A., 57. 65. 

William B.. 71. 89. 

William F., 15, 42. 

William G.. 27. 

William M.. 118. ! 

William Marston, 15. 

William N., 38. 

William Nickerson. 63. 

William P.. 49. 

William R., 75, 76. 

William Seeley,65. 

William Stowt, 25, 116. 

William Wallace, 37. 

Williami, 35. 

Willis C. 38. 53. . - •• " 

Willis J.. 41. 

Winifred, 36, 37. 

Woodrow, 94. 

Wyatt, 72. 

Zealous. 62, 103. 
Zebas Cushraan. 49. 64. 
Zenas. 49. 64. 
Zerviah, 99. 
Zilpha, 40, 47. 

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Abrahams, Aleck, 56. 
Adam. William, 94. 
Adams. Charles Francis, 110. 

Eliakim, 14. 

John, Pres., 90, 97, 
110, 112. 

John Q., Pres., 90, 97, 

Sabra. 14. 

Agar, Rachel, 8. 

Rebekah, 9. 
Ainsworth, Elijah, 50. 

Salina M., 50. 
Sarah A.. 50. 
Albertson, Esther, 69. 

William, 69. 
Albree, John, 23. 
Alden, John, 106. 

Priscilla, 106. 
Allen, James S., 91, 109. 
Laura Ann, 116. 
Mary, 41. 
Mehitable D., 91. 
Nancy, 41. 
Sidney, 91. 
Thomas, 41. 
Allyn, Lois, 49. 
Alton, Esther. 24. 
Anderson. Caroline, 71. 
William, 71. 
Andrew, John A., 17. 
Andrews, Bates & Co., 63. 

Elizabeth, 62. 
Anners, 65. - ,, 

Anness, Helen. 57. 
Archer. Cynthia Jane, 88. 
Cyrus. 88. 
Dillon, 71. 
Elizabeth, 88. 
Hulda C, 88. 
Martha, 88. 
Mary Ann. 88. 
Michael, 88. 
Pamelia, 88. 
• Phoebe, 71. 

Sally Ann, 88. 
Sylvanus. 88. 
Wesley, 88. 
Armstrong, Alleine Bates, 4. 
Arnold, Mariah. 20. 
Mary, 67. 
Samuel, 67. 
Asshemonton, George, 94. 
John. 94. 
Richard, 94. 
Atkins, Herbert, 51. 

J. William. 2. 51, 56, 

64. 87. 
Llewellyn, 51. 
Lucy, 51. 
Mary, 51. 
Samuel. 51. 
Walter, 51. 
Atkinson, George, 5. 107. 

Nancy, 5. 107, 108. 
Aiwater, Abigail, 24. 
Atwell. Chloe, 59. 

Atwood. Emily, 50. 

Frank H., 66. 

Julia, 66. 

Juliette Bates, 80. 

Mary, 50. 

Moses. 50. 
Audlyn, John, 17. 
Augur, Mary Ellen, 63. 
Austin. Cassius, 40. 
Lucy E., 40. 
Avery, Julia Lucretia, 38. 

Bacon, Electa, 62. 
John, 34. 
Mary, 34. 
Baet, 92. 
Baetz. 92. 
Bailey, Abigail. 114. 

Elizabeth. 32. 67 
Harold, 88. 
• Henry. 88. 
John, 32, 67. 
Lucy, 30. 
Martha, 88. 
_,„ . Raymond, 88. 

' ! Ruth Ann, 30. 
Thomas, 32. 
William, 88. 
Baker, Alice Maria, 59. 
Asa, 41. 
Elizabeth. 41. 
Preserved, 41. 
Ball, Amy. 71. 

Daniel, 71. 
Dorcas, 89. 
Hester, 71. 
James W., 71. 
John. 71. 
Margaret, 71, 
Mary J., 71. 
Sherman. 89. 
Ballon, Mary. 57. 
Banks. General, 73. 
Banning. Orcencia R.. 2. 
Barber, Lizzie M., 78. 
Barnes, Dighton, 72. 
Francis. 72. 
Harrison. 72. 
Julia Ann. 72. 
Luther, 72. 
Lvdia. 31. 
Margaret, 72. 
Mary. 31. 
Otto, 72. 
Thomas. 31. 
William, 72. 
Barry. 74. 75. 
Barstow, John. Col., 115. 
Bartlett, Alfred H.. 38. 
Althea J., 38. 
Bate, Agnes, 93. 94, 103, 119. 
Alice. 94, 95. 103. 
Andrew, 93, 94, 103, 

119. 120. 
Ann, 95. 
Annah. il9. 
Anne. 95, 96, 103, 119, 

Anthony, 75, 77. 

Catherine, 119. 

Charles Spence. 77. 

Clement. 103, 119. 120. 

Constance, 120. 

Eduardus, 35. 

Edward, 119. ■ ,.< 

Elizabeth, 119, 120. 

Ellen, 95, 103. 

Esther, 120. 

Godlef. 94. 

Hannah. 120. 

Henry, 93. 

Isaac, 120. 

James. 93, 94, 95, 103. 

119, 120. 
Jane, 120. 

Joan, 93, 94, 103, 119. 
Joane, 95. 
Joanna, 95. 
John, 93, 94, 95, 103. 

119, 120. -, . 

Joseph, 119. ; , 

Judith, 119, 120. 
Juliane, 93, 103. 
Katherine, 93, 96, 103, 

119, 120. 
Ludia, 120. 
Lydia, 120. 

Margaret, 93, 119, 120. 
Margareta, 93. 94. 
Margarete, 93. 
Margery, 94. 103, 119. 
Marione, 93. 
Martha. 120. 
Mary, 119, 120. 
Mildred, 119. 120. 
Patience, 119. 
Phoebe. 120. 
Rachel. 103. 120. 
Richard, 95. 103. 119, 

Robert. 119. 120. 
Samuel. 95. 103. 
Sarah. 119. 

Sibbill. 95. 103. ,. 

Simone, 93. 103. ' 
Stephen. 95. 103. 
' Susan. 95. 103. 120. 
Sybil. 120. 

Thomas. 77. 93. 94. 95, 
. 96, 103, 119, 120. 
Thoraasine. 120. 
William, 93, 103, 119, 

Battes, Agnes. 35. 

Eduardus. 35. ,,. .ji 

Baxter, Anna Belle. 88. • ■*•' 

Dwight. 88. 

Hannah, 88. 

Juanita. 88. 
Baytes, Edward, 17. 
Beach, Matilda. 2. 
Beck, Eleanor. 51. 

Nellie Gertrude, 62. 
Beckwith, Elizabeth, 32, 114. 
Matthew, 67. 
Nathaniel, 32. 

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George L., 62. 
Hannah, 8, 63. 
•John. 63. 
Bean, Elizabeth, 62. 
Becker, John, 25. 

Susanna, 25. 
Beedle, Harriet, 3. 
Bet, Bett, Bettes, 

Alicia, 35. ' 

Anna, 35. 
Cacilla, 35. 
Eduardus, 35. 
Jacobus, 35. 

Johannes, 35. , • 

Johnes, 35. - " ^ 
n^;,: Josephus, 35. 

Lettis, 35. 
^^ Margeria, 35. 
Mattheus, 35. 
Rechardus, 35. 
Thomas. 35. 
Belbie, Ann, 36. 
Belfield. Clara A., 57. 
Belyea, Elva, 15. 

Mansfield A.. 15. 
Benham, Japheth, 48. 
Mary, 48. 

Nathan Stoddard, 48. 
Sarah, 48. 
Sophia, 64. 
Stoddard, 64. 
Benjamin, De Witt, 65. 
Mary, 65. 
Mary C, 58, 65. 
Bennett, Clarissa, 43. 
Elizabeth, 42. 
Mary, 120. 
Sarah, 24. 
Bewicke, Margaret, 34. 

Robert, 34. 
Bicknell, Association, 85. 
Hannah, 99. 
' - Quincy, 101. 
Blerce, Ada M., 63. 

Horace M., 63. 
Mary, 63. > ; 

Bigtlow, E. Victor, 98. 
Billings, Rebecca, 59. 
Bisbee, Mary E., 112. 

Olive, 48. 
Bishop, Alexander, 24. 

Mary, 24. 
Blacke, Agnes, 120. 
Blackman, Hannah. 42. 
Blake, Elizabeth S., 51. 
Emma, 51, 65. 
True, 51, 65. 
Blanchard, Charles J., 102. 
John, 19. 
Lois, 19. 
Sally, 11. 
Blish, Nellie, 41. 
Blood, Ellen F., 116. " • 

Gertrude R., 116. 
Blossom, Mary, 47. 
Bonnell, Alvenia M., 38. 
Boone, Charlotte S., 65. 
William G.. 65. 
Booth, Aurilla, 110. 

John Wilkes, 14. 
Bostock, Hugo, 75. 
Boswell, Chloe B., 80. 
Lor en W., 89. 
Bowen, Daniel Lewis, 20. 
Ellen Ruth, 20. 
Roxana, 20. 
Bowersock, Abigail, 71. 

Catherine, 71. 
John, 71. 
Mary, 83. 
Nancy, 71. 
Ruth. 71. 
Samuel, 71. 
■ ' Sarah, 71, 

Susan, 71. 
Timothy, 71. 
Weaker, 71. 
Bowman, Betsey, 41. 
Brackett, Ella M., 40. 
Mary E., 40. 
Bradley, Caroline S., 30, 
Joseph, 24. 
Martha, 24. 
Brainard, Eleazer, 25. 
Jared, 25. 
Mary, 25. 
Sybel, 25. 
Brarahall. Minnie. 88. 
Bray, Anne, 25. 

Thomas Wells, 25. 
Breggys, John, 93. 
Brett, John, 120. 

Katherine, 3 20. 
Briggs, Ph^^be, 50. 
Sybil, 48. 
Brill, Elsie, 72. 

Solomon, 72. 
Broadhead, Col., 52. 70. 
Brokye, Thomas. 93. 
Brothers, Mary, 71. 

Rachel, 89. 
Brown, Ann, 43. 

Charles, 11. 
Clarence E., 57. 
Dorothy, 10. 
Edward. 36. 
Elisha, 104. 
Eliza Ann, 11. 
Elizabeth Irene, 57. 
Emily Louise, 43. 
Eunice, 29. 
Huldah. 24. 
James O., 14. 
John C. 43. 
John Stanley, 31. 
Julia M., 14. 
Levinia, 11. 
Lucinda W., 31, 116. 
Mary, 2, 9, 47. 
Mary C, 53. 
Merrail, 104. 
Peter, 2, 47. 
Russell, 24. 
Samuel, 10. 
William Nelson, 3. 
Bryan, Eugene Jackson, 3. 
Kittie, 117. 
Mary Ruth, 3. 
Miles, 89. 

Nellie. 89. 
Bryant, Abner, 65. 

Benjamin, 47. 
Elizabeth. 47. 
Mary, 50, 65. 
Ruth H., 51, 65. 
Bryce, James, 60. 
Burchell, Anne, 3. 

Edward, 3. 
Burgoyne, General, 29, 64. 
Burke, 74, 75, 76. 

Ellen E., 15. 
Burr, Florence P., 90. 

Maria M., 14. 
Burston, Richard, 93. 
Bushnell, Mary, 24. 

William. 24. 
Buss, Fannie Annie, 94. 
Julia, 94. 
Thomas, 94. 
Butler, Elizabeth, 71. 
General, 57. 
Robert, 71. 
Buzzell, Aaron N., 41. 
Emma A., 41. 
John F., 41. 
Martha M., 41. 
Byers, James, 71. 

Margaret, 71. 
Cady, Sophia, 64. 
Sophie, 49. 
Cain, Sarah J., 88. 
Cale, Dot, 89. 

Edgel, 89. 
Eli B.. 89. 
Margaret, C. A., 89. 
Canfield, J. W., 63. 
Caneston, Thomas, 93. 
Canning, 56. 
Carpenter, Elliott, 20. 

Lucy Mariah, 20. 
Mariah, 20. 
Prudence, 50. 
Carter. Deborah, 89. 
Hannah, 25. 
Hayes, 89. 
Jemima, 24. 
John, 25. 
Cassidy, 3. 
Challoner, Margaret, 34. 

Thomas, 34. 
Chamberlain, Jcf;iah, 9. 
Chambers, Robert, 93. 
Chandler, Lora, 7. 

Phila, 66. 
Chapin, David, 25. 

Martha, 25. 
Chapman, Caroline, 49. 
Daniel, 49. 
Mary, 42. 
Nancy Farrer, 49. 
Charles I, 60. 
Chaytor, Margaret, 34. 

Thomas, 34. 
Cheeney, Ruth, 24. 
Chilson, Martha, 59, 63. 
Christopher, John, 72. 

Susanna, 72. 
Church, C. W., 24, 54. 
Churchill, Mary P., 91. 

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Kate M., 63. 

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Martha. 59. 63. 
Mary, 11. 19. 
Molly, 66. 
Phebe, 25. 

Rebecca, 11. 19. 59, 63. 
Clarke, Alice G.. 38. 
Clement, 69. 

Mercy. 37. 69. 
Cleveland, Anne. 51. 

Thomas, 51. 
Cloudman. Helen Bates. 27. 
Clough. Richard R., 87. 

Sarah B., 87. 
Clutterbuck. Elizabeth. 34. 

Cobb. Bates & Yerxa. 73, 80. 
C. D., 73. 
David. 42. 
Sarah. 25, 47. 
Sylvanus. 47. 
William. 25. 47. 
Coley. Hannah, 24. 
Collen. Robert. 59. 
Collyn. Elizabeth. 120. 
Comstock, Louis H., 11. 

Lydia, 13. 
Conant. Abigail, 42. 
Hannah, 42. 
Timothy. 42. 
Cone. Elisha, 24, 67. 
Martha, 24. 67. 
Cook. Betsey. 24. 
L. W., 7. 
Lemuel. 24. 
Cooke, Louis A., 79. 
Cool, Alma, 15. 
Joseph, 15. 
Nancy, 15. 
Cooley, Maria, 42. 
Cooper, Mary. 31. 
Cornish, Mehitable, 47. 
Susanna. 48. 
William, 47. 
Corp, Deliverance, 92. 
John. 92. 
Mary, 92. 
Cosner. 83. 
Cotton, Charity. 48. 

Emaline, 117. 
Lydia, 25. 
Thomas, 25. 
Ward, 48. 
Cowing, Hannah, 62. 
Cowper, Richard, 93. 
Cox, Priscilla, 47. 
Craft, Anna, 51. 
Crane, Eleanor. 51, 
Joseph, 51. 
Lucina, 51. 
Craver, Sarah B.. 65. 
Crawford. Elizabeth, 88. 
Creel. Blanche, 15. 
George, 15. 

Crocker, Alice Morgan. 3. 6. 
Ann. 25. 
Cromwell, 37. 
Crosby. Celia. 24. 
Elijah. 24. 
Hannah, 24. 
Pierson, 24. 
Crosier. Mary Frances. 65. 
Cross, Captain. 52. 70. 
CuUen, Elizabeth. 59. 
Curd. John C. 51. 65. 

Julia H.. 51. 
Curtis, Betsey. 40. 

Elizabeth. 88. 
Irene. 51. 
Truman. 40. 
Gushing, Mary E., 65. 

Zeby, 115. 
Cushman, Content. 49. 64. 
Holmes. 49. 
Mary, 47. 49. 
Mercy. 11, 19. 
William P.. 47. 
Dagger. John, 68. 
Dallett, Mary. 120. 

William. 120. 
Damon. Melissa, 94. 
Danford. Abraham. 70. 

Ambrose, 70, 83. 
Anne, 70. 
Bethel, 70. 
Eli, 70. 

Elizabeth. 70, 83. 
Henry, 70. 
Isaiah, 70. 
Louanna. 70. 
Lovina. 70. 
Martha. 70. 
, Rolland. 70. 
Timothy. 70. 
Danforth. Caroline L.. 15. 
Daniels, Elizabeth. 41. 
Darling. Grace. 51. 
Kittie, 65. 
Davidson, Elizabeth. 71. 

George Robertson. 

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Jane, 71. 
Nancy, 15. 
Rosella, 88. 
W. R., 88. 
Davis. Lydia Eaton. 11. 
Deacon. Edward. 15. 
Dean, Calista A., 2. 
Deane. Alice. 36. 
De Voe, Daniel I., 102. 
Lillian A.. 102. 
Dickerman. Hannah P.. 57. 
Jerre, 57. ' 
Jerre E., 57. 
Maria, 57. 
Dickey. Adelia. 117. 
Dickinson, Elvira C . 51. 
John T., 51. 
Julia F., 51. 65. 
Lucina, 58. 
Dietrich, Ann, 43. 
Dilley. Anne. 70. 

William, 70. 

Dixon. Zilpha. 40. 
Doan. Sarah, 70. 
Dodge. Mr.. 8. 
Dolliver. Fannie May. 118. 

Frank, 118. 
Donian, W. W., 7. 
Douds, Margaret S.. 57. 
Doughty. 57. 
Drinkwater, Susan. 37. 
Drothers. Belinda. 89. 
Dube, John. 107. 
Dungan, Rhoda. 71. 
Dunning. Betsey. 40. 
Durfee, Irene. 43. 

Lemuel, 43. 
Prudence. 43. 
Dwelley, Jedediah. 15. 
Dyer, Betty, 9. 

Christopher, 9. 
J. Milton, 57. 
William, 8. 
Eager, Abigail. 42. 

Rebecca, 42. /. 

Richard, 42. /,. ,, 
Easley. Hannah, 36. .. 

Robert, 36. 
Eastman, Calvin, 41. 

Clarissa. 41. 
Harriet, 41. 
Edryk, Alice, 94. 
Edward IV, 34. 
Elder, Grace. 118. 
Eldridge. Lovina, 15. 
Elizabeth. Queen, 34. 
Elliott. Chloe. 24. 

Thomas, 24. 
Ellis. Abigail B., 107. 

Ella F., 4. 
: ■ Mary W., 5, 98, 102, 104. 
Sarah, 69. 
Simeon, 69. 
Ellison, Anne, 34. 
Henry, 34. 
Nathaniel. 34. 
Sarah, 34. 
Emerson, Ella. 92. 

Julian. 92. 
Endicott, Eliza. 98. 
England. Agnes A.. 57. 
Enoch, Henry, 52. 
Enock, Henry. 70. t,; 

Errington, Dorothy, 34. 

Mark. 34. 
Essex, Elizabeth. 120. 

Gregory. 120. 
Estep, Sarah, 65. 
Failing, Adam L.. 31. 

Lillian Adria. 23. 28. 

31. 102. 
Mary. 31. 

Rachel S., 6, 23. 27. 
28, 31, 46, 52. 79. 
80, 83. 102. 111. 
Reuben. 31. 
Fairbanks. Caroline, 58. 
John B.. 58. 
Nellie Irene, 58. 
Nettie Irene. 58. 
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Farwell, Mary, 34. 56. 

Fassett, P. H.. 112. 

Ferris, Mary, 24. 

Finn, Arthur, 15, 23. 27, 35, 

44. 53. 93, 95, 98, 109. 
Fish, Charles H., 39. 

Elizabeth, 39. 53. 
Ernest E., 39. 
Francis H., 39. 
Fisher, Mr., 100. 

Samuel, 35. 
Fiske, John, 34. 
Fitz-Parnell, Robert, 74. 
Flemming, Charles, 36. 
John, 36. 
Susanna, 36. 
Fletcher, John Bates, 34. 
Lydia, 34. 
^mmc: Paule. 34. 

Robert, 34. 
•■• vH;^ ; Samuel, 34. 
William, 34. 
Fogle, Ru Amy, 89. 
Follansbee, Grace W., 87. 

:\Iinot French, 87. 
Ford, Andrew, 8. 
Charles. 32. 
:. Fidelia, 32. "; '. 

Hosea, 32. 
Jemima, 32. 
Fordys, Richard, 93. 
Foss, James W., 85. 
Julia A., 85. 
Ruth, 85. 
Foster, Hopestill, 96. 
Mary, 96. 
Mary W., 3. 
Fowler, Content, 49. 
Leander, 49. 
Fox, Betsey, 50, 64. 
Hannah, 50, 51. 
Jacob, 50, 51. 
Mary Ann, 51. 
Simeon M.. 32. 
Frame, Abigail, 69. 
Joshua, 69. 
Frary, Mary Helen, 116. 
Freeman, Frank E., 4, 7." 
French, Allan D., 58. 

Alice Lydia, 58. 
Clarence F., 56. 
Mary E., 58. 
Fuller. Chloe, 11; 19. 
Mercy, 11, 19. 
Noah, 11, 19. 
Fulwider, Harriet, 116. 
Gaebler, Laura E., 59. 
Gaines, Sarah, 8, 29. 
Gale, Lydia, 25. 
Gardner, Patience, 19. 

Sarah, 8. 
Gerard, Elizabeth. 32. 67. 

Robert, 67. 
Gerves, Margaret, 120. 
Gibbs, 37. 

Phoebe, 48. 
Gibson, Charlotte, 58. 

Christopher, 96. 
Margaret, 96. 
Giddings, Abiah, 48. 

Gilnian, Lois, 62. 
Gilpin, Elizabeth, 21. 

Francis H., 21. 
Glines, Arthur A., 79. 
Glover, Alice, 42. 

Richard^ 93. 
Gloyd, Hannah, 8. 
Rachel, 8. 
Godwin, Earl, 92. 
Gordon, George A., 13. 
George L., 66. 
Juliette B. A., 66, 80. 
Gorum, Daniel, 25. 

Jane, 25. 
Graham, Florence, 83. 
William, 83. 
Granger, Alice, 38. 
Graves, Joseph, 67. 
Sarah, 67. 
Gray, ^lary, 24. 
Greenwood, Anne, 37. 
John, 37. 
Gregory, John, 94. 
Griswold, Abigail, 25. 
Jedediah, 25. 
Mary, 25. 
Moses, 25. 
Patience, 25. 
Walter, 25. 
Grout, Lewis, 5, 106, 107. 
Lydia. 5, 106. 107. 
Groves, John F., 72. 
Louanna, 72. 
Gurney, Ann., 9. 

Clara N.. 7, 10. 
Lelia R., 7. 
Seth, 9. 
Hackett, Ella, 40, 41. 
Ellen, 40. 
Elvira A.. 40, 41. 
Helen J., 41. 
James, 41. 
Haite, Ann, 36. 
Hale, Lucv, 24. 
Hall. Florence E.,-11. 
Rufus, 25. 
Sally, 25. 
William Penn, 11. 
Hambleton. Florence E., 11. 
Hamilton, Rena T., 38. 
Hamlen, Benjamin, 11. 

Mary, 11. 
Hamond, Laurence, 93. 
Hancock, John, 112. 

Mr., 55. 
Hanson, Laurence, 93. 
Hardin, Margaret, 62. 
Harding, Mary, 43. 
Harker, Anthony, 17. 
Harper, Lettie M., 78, 80. 
Harrington, J. D., 6. 
Harris. John, 24. 

Nabby, 24. 
Hartley, Mary, 69. 
Harvard. John. 27. 
Harvey. Elizabeth, 24. 

Josiah, 24. 
Hathaway, Prudence, 43. 
Hawes, Maria, 63. 
Hayden. Anna, 29. 

Desire, 8, 29. 
Joseph. 114. 
Mary, 114. 
William, 29. 
Hayes, President, 107. '; -;■- 

Mrs., 107. 
Hayward, Eleazer, 63. 

Sarah, 59, 63. 
Hazeltcn, Fanny, 40. 

John. 40. 
Heddleson, Jane, 71. 
Hedworth, Anne, 34. 
John, 34. 
Henry, Leona C, 116. 
Raymond. 116. 
Herrick, Frances, 15. 
Hersey, William. 8. 
Hersom, Elizabeth, 92. 
Isaac, 92. 
Martha, 92. 
Olive A., 92. 
Samuel, 92. 
Hibbard, Albert B., 85. 
Cora A., 85. 
Lucy A., 85. 
Hicks, John, 64. 
Higgins, Eunice, 24, 68. 
Higley, Amelia, 42. 
Hill, Dama, 11. 
Hilliard, Esther, 62. 

Hannah, 24. 
'■: Hester, 62. 

William, 62. 
Hilton, John. 71. 
Mary, 71. 
Hinchman, John. 37. 
Hix, Winifred. 36, 37. 
Hobart, Daniel, 41. 

Elizabeth, 41. 
Holbrook & Porter, 

Sarah, 40, 59. 
Hockaday, Susanna, 36. 
Hodge, Eduardus, 35. 

Lettis, 35. 
Hodges. Lillie, 40. 
Hodson. John, 110. 

Margaret. 110. 
Hogue, Nancy, 71. 

Reuben, 71. 
Holbrook, Hobart & Porter, 

HoUingswcrth, Eliza, 58. 
Holman, Lydia, 25. 

Thomas, 25. 
Howard, Lucy A., 85. 
Howchen, Margeria, 35. 
Thomas, 35. 
Howe, Jacob, 24. 
Laura, 51. 
Mary, 79. 
Newton P., 51. 
Sarah. 24, 31. 
Howling. Elizabeth. 120. 

Robert, 120. 
Hubbard, Auranah, 24. 
C. Nelson, 51. 
Rebeckah, 24. 
Sarah E., 51. 

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Nathan, 24. 
Sarah, 24. 
Hughes. Sarah Ann. 71. 
Humphrey, Betty. 19. 

Hannah, 19. 
James, 19. 
Martin A., 15. 
Mary V., 15. 
Hunt, Rachel, 29. 
Hutchins, Susan C. 51. 
Hutchinson. ]Shs., 17. 

Mary W. R, 3. 
Ide. Patience, 11. 
Inches, Natica Y., 21. 
Inhelder, 89. 
Ireland. Martha, 71. '■ ■ 

Richard, 71. 
Isham, George, 95. 

Susan, 95. 
Jackson, Joanna. 47. 
John, 47. 
President, 115. 
James, Elizabeth, 43. 
Jarrett, Elizabeth, 32. 
Jefferson, Thomas, 110. 
Jenkins, Abbie, 86. 

George O., 7, 86. 
Luther, 19. 
Priscilla B., 19. 
Jewell, Elizabeth H., 50. 

Samuel, 50. 
Johnes, Timothy. 70. 
Johns, Amellia Ann, 70. 
Kinsey, 70. 
Louisa, 70. 
Johnson, Betsey, 37, 108. 
Catharine, 71. 
Daniel, 59. 
Esther, 59. 
George, 108. 
Jane, 71. 
John, 71. 
Lucy, 71. 
Rebecca, 59. 
Jones, Benjamin Franklin, 58. 
Ephraim, 24. 
Hannah, 24, 
John, 24. 
Liza Sarah, 58. 
Mary, 36. 
Sabella, 69. 
Susannah, 24. 
Jordan, Charles, 36. 
Hannah, 26. 
Robert, 36. 
Samu<;l, 36. 
Sarah, 36. 
Josselyn, Joseph, 8. 

Mary, 8. 29. 
Joy, Abigail, 62. 
Elizabeth, 62. 
Joseph, 62. 
Kaiser, Wilhelm, 86. 
Kane, 57. 

Kayse, Matthew, 94. 
Keith, Betsey. 19. 
Lydia, 19. 
Thomas, 19. 
Kelley, George, 63. 

Keziah, 63. 
Rhoda, 63. 
Kempe. John, 93. 
Kennedy, Jane, 83. 
Kent, Abraham, 70. 
Israel, 70. 
Louanna, 70. , '-^.^ 
Timothy, 70. 
William. 70. 
Kimball, Lucy, 57. 
Kimberly, Polly, 25. 
King. Abigail, 66. 
Alma. 15. 
Charles, 15. 
Elizabeth, 92. 
Isaac, 92. 
Mahala, 71. 
Sarah. 24. 
Kings, Charles I, 60. 
Edward IV, 34. 
Harold. 92. 
James, 92. 
Kaiser Wilhelm, 86. 
William. 92. 
Kirtiand, Sarah, 32. 
Kittrell. Mary H., 85. 
Knapp, Ebenezer, 51. " 
Irene, 51. 
Sarah, 51. 
TTiomasine, 24. 
Knickerbocker, William B. 

Knight, Elijah, 48. 

Jane, 48. 
Ladd. Julia H., 41. 
Lafayette, 17. 
Lamb. 69. 
Larkin, John, 27. 
Lattimer, Maria Sage. 62. 
Laud. Archbishop, 60. 
Lawrence, Elizabeth, 96. 
Mary, 24. 
Thomas, 96. 
Law^son, John, 37. 

Martha, 37. 
Lee, Cornelia Frances, 62. 
Cyrus, 41. 
Electa, 62. 
Elizabeth, 32. 
Enos, 24. 
Joanna, 32. 
John, 32. 
Lucy, 48. 
Miss, 3. 
Roxana, 41. 
Ruth, 24. 

Mary Farrand, 41. 
Samuel W., 62. 
Sarah, 32. 
Thomas, 32. 
Leveritt, Thomas, 17, 34. 
Lewis, Dorothy, 42. 
Roxana, 20. 
Ruth, 38, 68. 
Sarah, 62. 
Zebulon, 68. 
Llncicome, Christina, 88. 

Rhoda, 71. 
Lincoln, Abigail, 5, 105. 

Abraham. 5, 105. 
Abraham, President, 

14. 19, 60, 66. 
Elisha, 62. 

Esther E., 39, 53. 59. 
Eva L., 4. 
Francis, 59. 
George C, 39, 59. 
Grace, 62, 104. 
Henry T., 23, 39, 59, 

Mary, 49, 60. 
Priscilla Bates, 39, 

Rebecca, 11, 19, 59, 

63, 66. 
Samuel, 60, 66. 
Sarah, 5, 30, 59, 62, 

Walter F., 39, 59. 
William, 39, 59. 
William O., 17. 
Lindsay, 3. 

Lippincott, Abigail, 69. 
Samuel, 69. 
Litchfield, Chloe, 11. 

Comins, 11. 
v^. ;,. 'v^ James, 108. 

Libya Merritt, 11. 
Phc€be, 11. 
Rebecca, 108. 
Sally, 11. 

W^ilfred, Jacob, 4, 
6, 11, 20. 
Littlefield, Abigail M., 38. 

Julia A., 85. 
Locke, Elizaheth. 62. 
Long, Lettice, 72. 
Lord, Elizabeth. 24. 
Marj', 110. 
Samuel, 24. 
Lothrop, Captain, 114. 
Loud, Adaline, 19. 

Betsey Olive, 19. 
Oliver, 19. 
Lowe, Hannah, 71. 
Lovell, 100. 

Zerviah. 99. 
Lucas. James, 93. 
Lyford, John, 114. 
Ruth, 114. 
Sarah, 114. 
Lyon. Mary, 106. 
Mackall, James, 24. 

Unis, 24. 
Mackley, Edward A., 89. 
Harriett I., 89. 
Magilton, Margaret, 89. 
Makemete, William, 93. 
Makettys. William, 93. 
Mansfield, Emily, 13. 

.Marion E., 40. 

Samuel R., 40. 

Maplisden, Katherine, 95. 

Peter, 95. 
Marian, Anna, 35. 
Eliab, 35. 
Marione, Hannah, 24. 
Markham, Elizabeth, 67, 114. 
Marlett, Jane, 37. 


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Marshall, John, 63. 

Rachel, 63. 
Martin, Allen. 41. 
Henry, 41. 
Kizzie, 41. 
Lois xN., 41. 
Mary, 120. 
Patience, 24. 
Mary, Queen, 34. 
Master, Edward, 96. 

Katherine, 1)6. 
Matheny, Cyrus, 88. 
Lydia, 88. 
Matlock, 6.9. 
Matthews, F. Schuyler. 75, 82. 

]Mary Ann, 59. 
Maxham, Esther S., 49. 

G. C, 49. 
Maze, John, 44. 
Patsy, 44. 
McBride, John, 71. 

Sarah, 71. 
McCann, Hannah, 71. 

Jane, 71. 
McCarty, C^^lthia, 117. 
McDougal, Adelaide, 63. 
McFarlin, Susanna, 25, 48. 
McHenry, Emma J.. 89. 
John W., 89. 
McKenzie, Edith, 41. 
Ezra J., 41. 
Fayette Filmore, 
McNutt. Rebecca, 72. 
Samuel, 72. 
McPherson. Margaret Ann., 
Wesley, 88. 
McWilliams, Martha, 72. 
Mead, Ann, 36. 

Nicholas, 36. 
William, 36. 
Mehuren, Clarissa, 3. 
Mei^an, Mary A., 72. 
Sarah J., 72. 
Melville, 3. 
Mendell, Mercy, 47. 
Merritt, Douglas, 96. 
Merrow, Mary, 63. 
Metzdorf, Charles, 63. 
Miles, Fidelia, 40. 
John F., 40. 
Mark B., 40. 
Miller, Amanda, 58, 65. 
Christian, 65. 
James, 88. 
John, 27. 
- Maria, 42. 
Ruth T., 3. 
Sarah, 65. ^f* 

Susan, 88. 
Mitchell, John, 93. 
Mitford, Jane, 34. 
Moore, Abigail, 71. 

Abraham, 71. 
Alice Emily, 57. 
Amanda, 71. 
Anna, 70. 
Apollos, 57. 
Barna, 71. 

Bethel, 72. 
Daisy, 72. 
Dighton, 70. 
Effie Delina, 57. 
Ella. 89. 
Emma, 72. 
Ernest Theodore. 89. 
Frederick, 72. 
Hannah, 88. 
Harriet, 72. 
Hattie, 72. 
Hiram, 89. 
James, 89. 
John, 70. 
Katharine, 71. 
Lafayette, 71. 
Lavina, 72. 
Lewis, 72. 
r,.:HVt.n- Margaret, 72. 
;,:.;; Martha, 71. 
,;,u Mary J., 89. 
Matilda, 89. 
' Moses, 72. 

r Nancy, 71. 

Ruth, 52, 70, 71. 
- Salvana, 71. 
Samuel, 70. 
. ; i Sophia, 88. 

Susanna, 11, 19. 
Thomas, 88. 
Thomas G.. 88. 
William. 72. 
Moran, Jane, 71. 

Robert, 71. 
Morehouse, Anna, 24. 

Samuel. 24. 
Morrison, Charles. 71. ' > 

Daniel, 71. 
Elisha, 71. 
George A., 90, 92. 
Hannah, 71. 
James, 71. 
Joseph, 71. 
Margaret, 71. 
Martha J., 71. 
Phoebe, 71. 
Robert, 71. 
Morton, Julia P., 78. 
Moss, Ionia Leota, 89. 

Otis. 89. 
Mott, Elizabeth. 25. 

Jacob, 25. 
Moulton, Charlotte, 58. 

Charlotte E., 58. 
Chase Cawley, 58. 
Moyle, Sir Walter, 93. 
Muncie, Katherine, 70. 
Munn, Ann, 88. 
Murphy, 88. 
Musser, Barton, 71. 

Cynthia, 71. 
Nash, Abigail, 42. 
Cyrus, 8. 
David, 29. 
James, 8. 
Louisa, 29. 
Newcorab, Rachel, 114. 
Newham, Albert E., 94. 
Alice E., 94. 
Julia B., 94. 

Newton. Sir Isaac. 81. 
Newlands, Margaret. 120. 
Nichols, Abigail. 62. 
Daniel, 62. 
Eunice, 2, 43. 
Nickerson, Anna Pamelia. 64. 
Nillowes, Cacilla, 35. 
Johns, 35. 
Noll. Charles. 37. 

Elizabeth. 37. 
Norton. Edward E., 56. 
Elizabeth. 42. 
Hannah, 42. 
Mary, 24. 
Samuel, 24. 
William, 42. 
Notman Photograph Co.. 6, 

21. 111. 
Noyes, Huldah. 9. 
Oakes, Theodosia, 19. 
Ogle, Elizabeth, 34. 
Oldam, Ann, 26. 
Oppenshaw, Martha. 57. 
Orcutt Association. 85. 
Or me, John A.. 51. 
Olivia J., 51. 
Osborne, Eben, 114. 
Osier, Jane B.. 111. 
Ousierhout. Nelly. 24. 
Oxford. Emma, 58. 

Mabel Emma, 58. 
Samuel, 58. 
Packard, James H., 43. 

Margaret E., 43. 53. 
Paddock, Charity, 48. 

Hannah, 48, 49. 
'•'■ - ^ Mary, 49. 

Thomas, 48. 
Page, Walter Hines. 83. 
Parker, Clara E.. 40. 
John, 93. 
Lucy R., 40, 41. 
Lyman B., 40. 
' -^ ''' Penelope, 38. 
Parsons, Agnes, 36. 
Carrie, 48. 
Frank, 48. 
Lucy, 48. 
Otis, 48. 
Mary, 48. 
Samuel, 49. 
• Solomon, 49. 
Parnell. Robert Fitz, 74. 
Patten. 3. 

Patterson, Hannah W.. 72. 
Iva W.. 72. 
Martha, 72. 
Mary, 72. 
Peter T., 72. 
Pearson. Harriet A., 86. 
Peck, Janet H., 41. 
Levi, 41. 
Polly, 31. 
Rebecca I., 41. 
Peirsey, Abraham, 36. 
Pelley, Polly, 36. 
Pelton, Rachel, 25. 
Samuel, 25. 
Perry, James DeWoIf, 13. 
Petengill, Sarah, 8. 


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Peterboro, Clarissa. 41. 
Peterson. Asapb T'orrey, 10. 

Benjamin P., 7. 
Phelps, Anna, 71. 

Caroline J., 71. 
Ida, 71. r; •■■ 

Jacob, 71. 
John, 71. 

Mary P.. 71. •- 

Minnie, 71; ^■' - 

Phoebe, 71. 
Uravilla, 71. 
Philbrick, Annette E., 51. 
Phillips, Alice, 19. 
John, 44. 
Pickett, John. 24. 
Mary, 24. 
Pierce, Old., 99. 
Pike, Robert, 26. 
Pine, Almira, 39. 
Plummer, Anna L., 90. 
Florena, 90. 
Poor, Anna. 62. 
Pope, C. H., 23. 
Porter, Dolly A., 40. 

Holbrook, Hobart &, 
\ Homer, 40. 

Jacob, 9. 
Victoria E., -30. 
Pound. Fannie, 15. 
Powell, Catherine, 70. 
Powers, Hannah, 42. 
Pratt, Agnes, 94. , . , 

Almeria, 73. - ' • 

Betty, 19. '' > \ ' 

J Lois, 19. 

Ruth. 25. 
Preston, Antoinette R., 90. 
Prouty, Isaac, 6. 

Susan Maria, 115. 
Province, Benjamin, 71. 
, Catherine, 71. 

1 ' Jacob, 71. ' '' 

Leander, 71. 
Purrington, Hezekiah, 47. 
John, 47. 
Joshua, 47. 
Mary, 47. 
Mercy, 47. 
Samuel, 47. 
Putnam, Grace S., 79. . 
Pye. Eleanor, 34. 
Pynchon, Harriett, 62 
Quarles, Joana. 32. 
Queens, Elizabeth. 34. 92. 

Mary, 34. 
Quincy. Josiah. 110. 
Ramong. Philena. 24. 
Samuel, 24. 
Randall, Jeiiuma, 29. 

Sarah. 8. 
RiiiclifTt, Mary. 36. 
Ray. Jaint^s. 67. 

-MarUia. 67. 
R»a, Cini« t . 118, 
Hteiti* 1*5. Trial. 24. 
iv» ♦ tJ, Adaij!3t , l«j. 

Aniuintite. 90 
Ci,;tr!t-. r.C. 

Charles F., 23. 
David, 42. 
Elijah. 24. 
Esther, 24. 
Hannah, 42. 
Helen, 73. 
Henry D., 9, 42. 
Horace, 73. 
lurana H., 73. 
- " John, 89. . ■ ■■ ■ 

Maria F., 65. 
Nancy, 89. 
Susanna, 9. 
Tabitha, 24. 
William, 8. ; :.>;i:l?. 

Reeve. Abraham, 70. 

Bathia, 70. : ^: ^ 
Daniel. 70. 
David, 70. 
David Hallock, 70. 
Martha, 69. 
Revere, Paul. 27. 
Reynolds, Elizabeth C, 40. 
Rhodes, Albert, 14. 
Chloe, 11. 
Ezekiel, 11. i^ ' 
Sally, 11. 
Julia M., 14. 
Ricker, Lydia, 92. 
P. L., 92. 
Sarah, 58. •■ 
Sarah B., 92. 
Richards, Alice, 91. 

Elizabeth, 19. 
Helen, 79. 
Jacob, 19. 
Silence, 8. 
Susanna Lincoln. 
Richardson, Edith Newell, 64. 
Riddle, Harriet, 71. 
Riggs, Abigail, 50. 

Agnes E., 50. 
''1:4^ Alfred, 50. 

Herman C, 50. 
Robinson, Belle, 88. 

Comfort, 11, 19. 
Lydia, 19. 
Silas, 11, 19. 
Susanna, 11, 19. 
Robyn, Thomas, 93. 
Roge, Mme. Adolphe, 23, 46. 

79, 98, 110. 
Rogers, David, 52, 70. 
Rose, 69. 
Ross. John, 119. 
Rossiter. Elsie, 72. 
John, 72. 
Ollie, 72. 
Rowe, Charlotte, 58. 
Clara B., 87. 
Edward, 87. 
Emma L., 87. 
Mary, 116. 
Marry Ann, 87. 
Mary Bates, 87. 
Joseph O. F„ 87. 
Rucker, Bethel, 70. 

Elizabeth, 70. 
Emma, 70. 

Ephraim. 70. 
John, 70. 
Julius, 70. 
Katherine, 70. 
Lamden, 70. 
Louisa, 70. 
Peter, 70. 
Phoebe, 70. , 
Ruth, 70. '■' < 

Sinclair, 70. 
Susan, 70. ■ 

Timothy, 70. ',; 

Wyatt, 70. 
Ruple, Anna C, 111. -•■ 

Russ, James. 110. 

Margaret P., 110. 
Olive, 51. 
Russell, Ella F., 4. 

Jerusha, 58. 
Lyman, 7. 
Ryder, Blanche W., 91. 

Frederick T., 91. 
Sabin, Mary, 64, 65. 

Salina M., 50. / 

Saunders, Nathaniel, 37. -. 
Sawyer, Frances A., 41. 
Frederick P., 41. 
Israel, 64. 
Marion F., 41. 
Susan Hunnewell, 64. 
Thaddeus. 41. 
Saxbie. Em., 35. 
Schofield, Epenetus, 24. 
Jonathan, 25. 
Lidia, 25. ■ ■ 

Susannah. 24. 
Scidmore, Joseph, 25. 

Polly, 25. 
Scott, Aaron, 72. 
Anna, 72. 
Clara, 72. 
Craig, 72. 
Daisy, 72. 
Elsie, 72. 
General, 119. 
Hannibal, 72. 
Harry, 72. 
Ida, 72. 
Lillian, 72. 
Mancel, 72. 
Margaret, 70, S3. 
Martha, 72. 
Mary, 72. 
Nan, 72. 
Ruth, 72. 
Timothy, 83. 
Scoville, Josiah, 25. 

Rhoda, 25, 68. 
Scribner, Melissa R., 82. 
Sears, 88. 
Seley, Marthy, 24. 
Selleck, David, 24. 

Elizabeth, 24. 
Ezra, 24. 
Lottie, 25. 
Sarah, 24. 
Stephen, 25. 
Seviers, Jane, 72. 
Shafer, Ella, 89. 

Wesley, 89. 

Shailer, William H.. 107. 
Shaltuck, Polly, 25. 
Shaw, Alice, 19. 

Elizabeth, 19. 

Deborah, 19. 

John, 8, 19. 

Lattimer R., 63. 

Olive, 3. 

Maria, 63. 

Nicholas, 19. 

Marg:aret K., 63. 

William, 47. 
Sherwood, A. C, 57, 58. 

Elizabeth Irene, 

Ellen, 58. 
Shields, Jane, 83. 
Shipley, Hester, 88. 
Short, Louisa, 40. 
Shurtleff, Qaroline, 49. 
Siegfried, Lilly May, 89. 

W. A., 89. 
Singleton, Anna, 43. 

Charles, 43. 
Elizabeth, 43. 
Skidmore, John, 42. 
Sluso, Mary, 24. 

Thomas, 24. , 

Smith, Althea, 49. 

Asa, 49. 

Betty, 2. ' 

Daniel, 47. 

Elizabeth, 32. 

Ellen Maria, 113. 

Esther S., 40. 

Gamaliel, 31. 

Hannah, 47, 50, 51. 

Helen, 58. 

Isaiah, 49. 

Israel, 25, 47. 

Jacob, 49. 

Joanna, 32. 

Lebbeus, 9. 

Lucia, 64. 

Mary, 24, 25, 31, 47, 49. 

Mary Ann, 58. 

Polly, 9. 

Richard, 32. "'' 

Romulus, 58. 

Sophia, 49. 
Snode, Martin, 72. 

Rosaline, 72. 
Snow, Mary, 64. 
Soley, Sarah, 57, 65. 
Soule, Eugenia A., 7. 
Southmayd. Hannah, 43. 
Southworth, Levi, 24. 
Polly, 24. 
Sparks, Edith, 41. 
Spear, Abraham, 43. 

Clarissa, 43. 

Irene, 43. 

Nancy, 89. 
Spellman, Abbie Bates, 37. 

Sarah, 43. 
Spencer, Hannah, 42. 
Spicer, Esther, 69. 

Lucy, 69. 

Mary, 69. 

Samuel, 69. 

Sprout, Ebenezer, 87. 
Squier, Daniel, 24. 

Lucy, 24. 
Squire, Hannah, 24. 
St. John, Esther. 24. 
Stack, Catharine, 66. 
James, 66. 
Margaret, 66. 
Thomas, 66. 
Stainer, Mrs. H. D., 73. 
Standish. Bertha. 21. 

Rollo. 21. 
Starks, Marion E., 23. 
Stead, George Bayliss, 20. 
Lydia, 20. 

Maria Elizabeth, 20. 
Steele, 3. 

Alfred E., 89. 
Emma J., 89. 
Stephens, Adeline, 72. 
Daniel, 88. 
Elmer, 72. 
Hannah, 88. 
James, 116. 
John, 72. 
Joseph, 72. 
Martha, 72. 
Nancy, 72. 
Nathan J., 72. 
; • Nellie, 72. 

,; Samuel, 72. 

Sarah, 72. 
Susanna, 72. 
Timothy, 72. 
Stetson, Anna, 29. 
Stevens, Julia Amelia, 40, 41. 
Julia H., 41. 
Rial, 40. 41. 
Steward, Rosaline, 72. 

Samuel, 72. 
Stewart, George, 56. 
Stimpson, Maria, 42. 
Stockbridge, Dama, 11. 
John, 11. 
Stocking, Elijah, 24. 

Hannah, 24, 68, 83. 
Stoddard, Sarah, 48. 

Susan Caroline, 19. 
Theodosia, 19. 
William H., 19. 
Stodder, Hannah, 100. 
Stone, Charles, 51. 

Julia, 51. 
Story, Abiah, 48. ; V 

Asa, 48. 
Mary, 48. 
Stotts, Abigail, 70. 
Anna, 70. 

Jacob, 70. } . ; 

John, 70. 
Julius, 70. 
Timothy, 70. 
Stowell, Elizabeth Irene, 57. 
Hannah, 42. 
Henry C, 57. 
Irene K., 57. 
Strow^bridge, Mary, 67. 
Strong, Ellen, 58. 
Studley, Blanche A., 66. 
Harry B., 66. 

Sturges, Sarah, 24. 

Thaddeus, 24. 
Sullivan, Anna B., 118. 
John L-, 118. 
Summers, 3. 
Swan, James, 94. 

Mary, 102. ' .' 

Sweet, Betsey, 40, 41. 
. Sweting, John, 93. 
Swett, Lyman R., 4, 98. 
Symmes, Lydia. 8. 
Taft, Jane Marlott, 37, 53. 
Tarleton, Barbara, 83. 

Harvey, 83. 
Tattersall, Elizabeth Irene, 
James H., 57. 
Taylor, Pearl, 66. 
Tenney, Mary, 50. 
Thacher, Thomas, 27. 
Thackara, Abigail, 69. I 

Thomas, 69. 
Thayer, Urania, 25. 
Thesler, 88. } 

Thomas, Eunice, 47. 

Hannah, 48. 
Thompson, Annie E., 40. 
Hepsa M., 40. 
Jennie, 40. 
Thurston, Mr., 8. 
Tilton, Esther. 69. 
Tinkham, Eunice, 2, 25, 47. 
Joanna, 2, 47, 64. 
Joseph, 2, 25. 
Mercy, 47. 
Peter, 47, 87. 
Tirrell, William, 8. 
Tobey, Sarah A., 65. i 

Tomlinson, Rebecca, 69. 
Tompkins, Rena, 38. 
Tookey, Joane, 96. 

Mary, 120. ! 

Robert, 120. 
Torrey, Caroline, 15. 

Charles F., 15. 
Tower, Ibrook, 62. 
Isaac, 106. 

Margaret, 62. : 

Martha, 65. 
Mary Jane, 5. 
Patience, 19. 
Peter, 19. 
Rachel, 62, 106. 
Sally, 108. I 

Sarah, 19. 
Stoddard, 106, 108. 
Tupper, William, 87. 
Twiggs, Mary A., 37. 
Tye, Sally, 37. 

Solomon, 37. 
Tyler, Abigail, 50. 
Chloe, 11. 
Moses, 11. 
Patience, 11. 
W. B., Mrs., 73. 
Vandecar, Lucy, 30. 
Vaughn, Rosaletta A., 4. 
Ventrees, Mary, 24. 
Vernon, Ambrose W., 73. 
Vinol, Mary, 114. 

Vining, Harriet N., 19. 

Noah. 19. 
Vinso, Alicia, 35. 
Vorheis, John, 70. 
Polly, 70. 
Wade. Colonel, 87. 

R. S.. Mrs., 112. 
Wall, James. 69. 
John. 37. 
Martha, 69. 
Ursula, 37. 
Waller, Robert, 34. 
Walley. Isaac C. B., 86. 
Wallis, Ellen, 95. 
John. 95. 
Walker, Jack. 119. 

Jerusha, 58. 
Marion Elizabeth, 58. 
Morrill J.. 58. 
Walters, Dorcas, 89. 

Jonathan, 89. 
Ward, Hannah, 63. 
John, 63. 
Mary, 63. 
Mildred. 120. 
Wanstall, William. 93. ^:: 
Waring. Anna, 25. 

Hannah. 25. 
Jacob, 25. 
Jesse, 25. 
Joseph, 25. 
Sarah. 25. 
Warner, Anna Maria, 59. 

Carrie Eugenia. 40, 

Hattie. 41. 
John K., 41. 
Washburn. Amos, 87. 
Washington. George. 3, 55, 63. 
Waston, John, 94. 
Waterbury, Elizabeth. 25. 
Epinetus, 25. 
Hannah, 25. 
Samuel, 25. 
Weed, Eunice, 25. 

Isaac, 25. 
Weekly, Caroline, 88. 
Dorcas, 89. 
Elisha 88. 
Jane, 88. 
Levi. 88. 89. 
Wells, Hannah. 68. 
Laura. 88 
Lucinda, 68. 

Westbie. Agnes, 35. 
Westcott, Bertha. 88. 
Wharff, Medora Bates. 38. 98, 

114. 118. 
WTiarton, N. B., Col., 70. 

Nathan Earl, 68. 78. 
79, 83. 98, 102. 
112, 116. 
Marion. 6!^. 
Wheeler, Kezia, 3. 
Wheeiock. Olive. 25. 
Whitcomb, Lot. 30. 

Sarah, 30. 
White. Bryant. 31. 
Lucinda, 31. 
Peregrine. 116. 
Rachel, 31. . riv, 

Sarah. 116. 
Whiteman, Mary Ann, 87. 
TVTiitefield, Matthew. 34. 
Whiteford. Emma, 58. 
Whiting, Fannie, 15. 
Whitman, 107. 
Whitmarsh, Deborah. 19. 

Jacob, 90. 
r i i John, 90. 

Mary. 63, 90. 
Whitney, Henry A., 14, 79. 
Whitten, Julia A.. 65. 
Whittington, Sarah, 65. 
Wickham, Dorcas, 89. 
Wesley. 89. 
Wilcocke, Edward, 95. 

Joane, 95. 
Wilcox. Abigail, 24. 
Reuben. 24. 
Wilde, Grace, 87. 
Wilder, Everett, 113. 

Frank J.. 79. 83. 
Isaiah. 101. 
Mary Esther, 113. 
Wilkinson. Margaret. 34, 
Willard, Jared, 25. ;7 

Kathrine, 25. 
Willey, Jonathan. 67. 

Mary. 67. 
Williams. Alithea. 49. 

Charlotte James. 3. 
Lois. 49. 
Sarah K.. 51. . 
Samuel, 49. 
Willis. Estelle W.. 59. 
Esther, 69. 
Keziah, 41. 

WiLson. John. 27. 

Leonard E.. 38. 
Woodrow. 94. 113. 
Wise. Blanche. 91. 
Daniel P., 91. 
Grace B.. 91, 109, 
Harold. 91. 
Howard P.. 91. 
Paul T., 91. 
Roland. 91. 
Withington. Ann. 42. 

Hannah, 42. 
Witt/Martha, 44. 
Wolcott. Elizabeth G.. 19. 
Wood, Edith Lucy. 57. 
Esther. 25. 
Elizabeth. 31. 
John, 31. '"■'' 

John B.. 57. / ; 

Lucy, 57. ' ' 

Nathaniel. 47. 
Russell. 25. 
Sarah. 31. 
William, 47. 
Woodkins, Elizabeth, 24. 

Samuel. 24. 
Woodson, Agnes, 36. 

Caroline Matilda, 

Charles, 36. 
John, 36. 
Susannah, 36. 
Woodruff. Lucy. 24. 
Woodward, Lydia Carroll. 20. 
Wool, General. 119. 
Yates, Mary E., 58. 
Yerxa, Cobb. Bates &. 73. 80. 
Yoho, Albert. 72. 

Benjamin. 72. 
Elizabeth. 72. 
. Isabelle. 72. 
•Tacob. 72. 
•f. -/ James. 72. . 

Jane, 71, 83. V ' 
Malinda, 72. 
Martha, 72. 
Reuben. 72. 
York. Sarah. 71. \ :: 

William 71. 
Young, Jane B.. 116. 
Mary, 41. 
Reuben, 116. 
Sarah. 116. 
Tlioraas, 116. t 


Africa. 5, 107, 118. 
Cape Town, 107. 
Natal. 107. 
Zululand. 107. 

America, 107. 

Asia, Ceylon. 65. 

Arkansas, 3, 36, 54. 
Arkadelphia, 92. 

California, 3, 54, 106. 
Berkeley. 2, 56, 87. 
Linden, 15. 

Los Angeles, 21, 117. 
Panama Exposition, 53. 
San Francisco, 14, 23, 53, 78, 
88. 89. 

Canada, 53, 54, 104. 
Toronto, 79. 
Winnipeg, 38. 

Carolinas, 104. 

China, 107. 

Colorado, 3. 54. 
Colorado Springs, 63. 

Denver, 15. 

Connecticut, 3, 29, 41, 54. 
Avon, 24. 
Belle Island. 15. 
Bloomfield, 24. 
Bolton, 24. 
Bridgewater. 15, 23. 
Bristol. 66. 80. 
Canterbury, 56. 
Centerbrook. 68. 
Chatham. 24. 
Cohabit, 25. 

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Colchester, 24. 

Cornwall, 24. 

Danielson, 20. 

Darien. 24. 25. 

Durham, 43. 

East Granby, 42. 

East Haddam, 25, .32, 67. 

East Hampton, 24, 67. 

East Haven, 30. 

East Lyme, 32. 

East Thompson. 11. 

Easton, 24. 

Fairfield, 87. 

Griswold. 24. 

Groton, 32. 

Haddam. 24, 25, 32. 38, 42, 43, 

67, 68, 83, 114. 
Hartford. 3, 6, 16, 26, 32, 38, 

42, 52, 66, 78, 90, 102, 116. 
Hartland, 2, 16, 24, 43. 
Kent, 24. 

Killinsrsworth, .24. 
Lisbon, 25. 
Lyme, 24. 25, 32. 
Middlesex, 24. 
Middletown, 25, 62, 67, 114. 
Mohegan, 111. 
New Boston, 5. 
New Canaan. 24. 
New Hartford, 66. 
New Haven, 90, 102. 
New London, 67, 114. 
Norwalk, 24. 25. 
Norwich. 44, 90. 
Plymouth, 66. 
Portland, 24. 
Preston, 64. 
Putnam, 20. 

Redding, 24. ■ 

Saybrook, 24, 25, 42. 
Simsbury, 42. 
Stamford, 24, 80. 
Thompson, 11, 19, 20, 24, 51. 
Torrington, 25. 
Union, 24. 

Wallingford, 24, 25, 30. 
Warrick, 24. 
Waterbury, 24, 54. 
Westbrook, 24. 
West Hartland, 2. 
Wilton, 24. 
Winchester, 25. 
Woodbridge, 43. 
Yale College, 20. 83. 

District of Columbia. 54. 
Washington, 3, 92, 107, 118. 

England, 3. 15, 26. 58, 63, 68. 
Apuldore. 94. 

Ashby-de-la-Zouche, 75, 77. 
Ashford, 95. 
Ay don, 75. 
Battle, 94. 
Beb^ide, 34. 
Bedlington, 34. 74. 
Biddenden. 62, 114. 
Bilsington, 93. 
Bocking, 35. 
Borham, 93. 
Boston, 34. 

Braintree, 35. 

Brighton, 87. 

Camberwell, 94. 

Canterbury, 93. 

Cortehome, 94. 

Dajehnwall, 93. 

Denton, 76. 

Derby, 74, 75, 77. 

Dover, 92. 

Dryng Draeve, 94. 

Dungeness, 28. 

Durham, 34, 74, 75, 76. 

East Anglia, 60. 

Essex, 35. 

Foston, 77. . 

Goodwin Sands, 92. 

Gothorsley House, 76. 

Halliwell, 34. 

Hampshire, 74. 

Harrow School, 83. 

Heptrebrege, 94. 

Hertfordshire, 74, 75. 

Hingham. 60. 

Ivychurch, 94. 

Kelstertcn, 82. 

Kent, 28, e2, 74, 92, 94, 114. 

Leicester, 74, 75, 77. 

Lincolnshire, 34, 43, 74, 76. 

Little Chester, 75. 77. 

Liverpool, 75, 76. 

London, 27, 28, 56, 76, 94, 95. 

Lydd. 15, 22, 23, 27, 28, 35, 42, 

44. 46, 53, 59, 62, 66, 74, 

80, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 102, 

103, 109, 114, 119. 
Manydown Park, 82. 
Milbourne, 34, 74, 76. 
Morpath, 34. 
Mulgrave Place, 77. 
Newcastle, 34. 
New Romney, 96. 
Norfolk, 60, 74, 76. 
Northumberland Co., 34, 54, 

74, 76. 
Numby, 76. 
Orvington Hall, 34. 
Oxford, 28. 

Parisfeld, 94. \ 

Plymouth, 77. 
Puckington, 75. 
Romney Marsh, 103." 
Rutterby, 34. 
Rye, 93. 
Saltwood, 42. 
Somerset, 75, 
Southmedys, 93. 
Stourbridge, 76. 
Sussex, 76, 92. 
Thanet. 92. 
Walsingham, 75. 76. 
Wellingore, 43. 
Westbroke, 93. 
Wheathampstead. 75. 
Worcester, 74, 76. 
York, 34. 
Yorkshire, 74. 75, 76, 77. 

Florida, 25, 53, 54. 
St. Petersburg, 23, 78, 109. 

France, Bordeau, 30. 

Georgia, 22, 54. 
Andersonville, 16. 
Macon, 16, 51, 58, 65. 
La Grange, 51, 58. 
Oglethorpe University, 51. 
Savannah, 30. 

Greece, Athens, 64. 

Holland, Leyden, 64. 

Illinois, 3. 22, 54, 118. 
Abingdon, 51. 

Bloomington, 43, 51, 64, 65. 
Chicago, 36, 49, 57, 66. 
China, 41. 

East St. Louis, 37, 46. 
Evanston, 20. 
Griggsville, 48, 51, 64. 65. 
Macoupin County, 44. 
Maysville, 51, 58. 64. 
Normal, 51, 58, 64, 65. 
North Western University, 57. 
Norwood, 51, 64. 
Prairie City, 65. 
Prairieville, 51. 
Princeville. 65. 
Roodhouse, 117. 
Saybrook, 118. 
White Hall, 117. 

Indiana, 3, 54, 70, 71. 
Fayette County, 36. 
Indianapolis. 36, 118. 
Richmond. 87, 90, 109. 
Warsaw, 70, 71. 

Iowa, 3, 26, 54, 71, 88. 
Burlington, 65. 
Forest City, 37. 
Guthrie Center, 71, 83. 
I^ansing, 50. 
Monticello, 15, 16, 23. 
Sioux City, 78. 
Wayne, 16. 

Ireland, 68. 
Antrim County, 41. 
Eddy Island, 84. . . 

Galway Bay, 84. 

Idaho, Rigby, 110. 

Kansas, 3. 70. 83, 106. 
Ellsworth, 63. 
Glasco, 15. 
Manhattan, 32. 
Osage City, 88. ^ ' 

Kentucky, 63. 
Democrat, 111. 116. 
Falmouth, 88. 

Letcher County, 94, 111, 116. 
Newport, 116. 
Whitesburg, 94. 

New Orleans, 3, 57. 
Port Hudson, 73. 

Maryland, 3, 54. 
Baltimore, 3. 
Bladensburg, 3. 

Maine, 1. 3, 22, 23. 2&, 47, 
54, 66, 114. 
Bates College, 109. 
Bath, 37. 
Belfast. 58. 

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Cape Elizabeth. 29. 

Casca Bay, 29. 

Chebeague, 4. 

Lewiston. 37, 92. 

Lower New Harbor Island, 29. 

Minot. S. 

North Yarmouth. 29. 

Oakland. 92. 

Portland. 38. 61. 62. 

Stron,?. 110. 

Turner, 58. 

Waterville, 15. 

Massachusetts. 3, 26, 30. 39. 
53. 54, 106, 108. 

Abington, 1, 3. 8, 9, 10, 15. 29. 
42. 78. 

Accord. 118. 

Allston. 27. 

Andover. 5. 98. 

Andover Seminary. 62. 106. 

Arlington, 78. 118. 

Ashburnham. 56. 

Ashfield, 15. ' .^ - 

Athol. 25, 37. 44. 

Attlcboro. 4. 11. 19. 38. 118. 

Barnstable. 11. 47. 

Beachmont. 118. 

Beechwood. 6. 11, 27. 30, 59. 

Bellinghara, 11. 14, 19, 63, 79. 

Blackstone, 13. 

Blandford, 118. 

Braintree, 4, 15, 60, 79, 80, 86, 
87, 118. 

Bridgewater, 9, 25, 42. 

Brockton, 4, 91. 

Brookfield. 6. 

Brookline, 15, 27, 73, 80. 91, 

Boston. 3. 4. 6, 11. 17. 19, 20. 
21. 26, 30, 34. 37. 38, 39, 
46. 56, 58, 59, 61, 62. 63, 
68. 73, 78, 79, 80, 85, 87, 
91. 98, 100, 104, 107, 108, 
111. 113. 

Bunker Hill, 15, 16, 23, 27. 

Cambridge. 5. 15, 27. 38, 46, 
63, 64. 79, 80, 86, 87, 98, 
102, 110. Ill, 116. 118. 

Canton. 38. 53. 

Charlestown. 6. 11. 16, 23, 25, 


• i, 38, 52, 65, 66, 78, 

80, 90, 102, 116. 
Charlton. 11. 
Chelmsford. 18. 34, 56. , 
Chelsea, 79. 
Chesterfield, 21. 32, 78. 
Chestnut Hill, 64. 
Chicopee. 57. 
Cohasset. 4, 5, 7, 11, 19, 21, 

22. 27. 29, 30, 33, 39, 46, 

59, 62, 65, 79. 80. 82, 91. 

94. 98. 104. 108. 117, 118. 
Cold Brook. 114. 
Concord. 34. 54. 64. 
Cummington. 1, 8, 10, 15, 19. 
, 29. 32. 42. 90. 118. 
n.-dhain. 02. 73. 
Ixtrchestor. 15. 37. 42, 65. 78, 

80, 96, 113. 
Dudley, 4, 11, 15, 19, 62. 65. 
Duxbury. 15. 
East Boston, 5. 
East Bridgewater, 3, 91. 
East Milton, 91. 109. 
East Webster. 11. 
East Weymouth. 65. 66. 80, 86. 

99, 100, 101. 
Essex County, 29. 
Falmouth, 62. " ' 

Fitchburg, 107. 
Gloucester, 111, 116. 
Granby, 50. 51, 57. 
Granville, 24. 
Hanover, 15, 23, 39. 65. 74, 80, 

Harvard College, 8, 20. 27, 62. 

63, 64. 
Haverhill. 50. 
Hingham. 10. 11. 15, 16, 17, 19, 

23, 44, 46, 49, 59, 60, 62, 
* 63, 65, 66, 67. 78. 79, 80, 

96, 99, 100. 101. 104, 114. 
Jamaica Plain, 80. 
Leyden. 44. 
Maiden, 91. 
Mansfield. 38. 
Medford. 79. 
Mendon, 25. 59, 63. 
Middleboro, 2, 4, 25, 47, 48, 49, 

55, 57, 64, 83, 87. 
Middlefield, 41. 
Middlesex County, 29, 56. 
Milford, 25. 
Millville, 13. 
Milton, 85. 
Minot, 45. 
Minot Light, 115. 
Mount Hol>oke. 106. 
Muddv River, 17. 
Natick, 27, 57, 79. 118. 
Newton. 15. 50. 118. 
Newton Center, 86. 
Newton Highlands, 78, 86, 118. 
Newtonville, 62. 
Norfolk County, 29. 
North Abington, 66. 
Northampton, 62. 63. 118. 
Northboro. 62. 
Northbridge. 62. 
North Bridgewater. 91. 
North Cambridge, 38. 
North Scituate, 4, 11, 39, 45. 

46. 53, 59, 11.3. . 
Northville, 9. 

North Weymouth, 82, 100, 101. 
Norwell, 114. 
Norwood, 79. 
Oakham, 42. 
PlttPfield, 38. 
Plainfield, 1. 
Plymouth, 9, 53. 
Plymouth County, 29. 104, 114. 
Plympton, 47. 
Pullen Point Neck. 17. 
Quincy. 46, 58, 78. 79. 80. 87, 

90. 97. 98, 103, 110, UL 
Randolph. 63. 

Rockland, 66. 

Rockport, 116. 

Roxbury, 47, 86, 118. 

Salem, 15. 102, 116. 

Satuit, 114. 

Scituate. 7, 8. 11. 22. 27, 29, 

45, 52, 62, 67, 82. 108. 111. 

112, 113, 114, 115. 
Scituate Harbor, 45, 15, 116. 
Scituate Light. 115. 
Scotland, 104. 
Seteaat, 114. 
Sharon, 59. 
Sherburn, 44. 
Somerv'ille, 80. 
South Abington. 8. 73. 
South Braintree, 4. 6. 16. 26. 

38, 52. 66. 78. 79. 85, 109, 

Southbridge, 11, 118. 
South Hanover, 39. 53. 
South Hingham. 15. 
South Milford. 63. 
South Royalston. 57. 111. 118. 
South Weymouth. 6, 7, 16, 26, 

33, as, 43, 52. 53. 65. 66, 

78, 79, 80, 90, 102, 109. 

116, 118. 
Springfield, 16, 20, 26, 38. 52. 

66, 78, 90, 102, 116. 
Spencer, 6. 
Suffolk County, 29. 
Sutton, 25. 
Taunton, 37. 
Templeton, 25, 44. 
Thatcher's Island, 27. 
Uxbridge, 13. 
Walpole, 13. 
Waltham, 56, 58. 
Wareham, 46. 48. 79. 80. 87. 
Webster, 19, 20, 65, 102. 
Webster Lake, 11. 19. 
Wellesley College. 62. 98. 
Westboro. 62. 
West Bridgewater, 91, 

Westfield', 37, 57. 102, 114. 118. 

Westford, 34. 56. 

West Granville. 37. 

West Hanover. 4. 

Weymouth. 3. 4. 8. 15. 17. 19, 
33, 35. 42. 47. 53, 54, 63, 
65, 73, 78, 80, 85, 86, 87, 
90, 91, 96, 100, 112. 117. 

Weymouth Heights, 79, 82. 

Weymouth Landing. 99. 

Whitman. 1, 3. 4. 6. 7. 9. 12. 
15. 27, 42, 65, 73, 86, 87. 

Wilbraham Academy. 65. 

Williston Seminary. 20. 

Winchendon, 104. 

Winthrop, 3. 

Wollaston. 86. 111. - .i 

Wood's Hole. 87. 

Worcester. 86. 102. 

Worcester County, 29. 

Wrentham, 38. 

Yarmouth, 38. 



Michigan, 3, 39, 44, 53, 54, 
71, 106. 
Battle Creek, 38. 
Detroit, 38, 42, 43, 54. 56, 57, 

86, 102, 116. 
Dorr, 112. 
Grand Ledge, 90. 
Grand Rapids, 112. 
Jackson, 38. 
Litchfield, 78, 80. . 
Norton, 59. 
Traverse City, 4. 
.University of Michigan, 57. 
West Branch, 41. 

Minnesota, 3, 54. 
Duluth, 109, 112. 
Minneapolis, 111. ^ 

Mississippi, 3, 54. 
Champion Hills, 72. 
Coffeeville, 4. 
Houston, 25, 116. 
Vicksburg, 72, 118. 

Missouri, 3, 22, 36, 54. 
Kansas City, 15. 
Lathrop, 51, 64. 
Louisiana, 57. 
Plattsburg, 51. 

St. Louis, 59, 87, 90, 109, 110. 
Thayer, 4. 

Nebraska, 53, 54. 
Bennington, 86, 117. 
Cass County, 71. 
Douglas County, 86, 117. 

New Brunswick, *^^ 
Hampton, 66. ^^ 

Kings County, 66. ^"" 

New England, 26. 

New Hampshire, 1, 3, 29, 54. 
Barrington, 85. 
Charleston, 104. 
Concord, 39, 59. 
Contoocook, 87. 
Dartmouth College, 48, 50. 
Dover, 85. 
Durham, 65. 
Hollis, 118. 
Jaffrey, 56. 
New Ipswich, 56. 
Somersworth, 15, 110. 
Vernon, 43. 

New Jersey, 3, 25, 26, 37, 
52, 54. 
Atlantic City, 65. 
Elizabethtown, 69. 
Gloucester County, 69. 
Haddonfield, 69. 
Hanover, 52, 68, 69, 83. 
Morris County, 52, 68. 
Morristown. 52, 69, 70. 
Newark, 78, 102. 
Newton Creek, 68. 
Passaic, 58. 
Plainfield, 59. 
Rockaway Parish, 70. 
Tyndall's Run, 69. 
Woodbury, 102. 

New York, 3, 25, 53, 54. 
New York City, 3. 4, 15, 23, 

27, 37, 63, 79. 80. 90, 92, 

98, 102, 116. 
Auburn, 50. 
Baliston Spa, 30. 
Binghamton, 50, 118. 
Brooklyn, 63, 90, 111. 
Buffalo. 40, 79. 
Canandaigua, 27, 86, 116. 
Cape Vincent, 44. 
Cazenovia, 118. 
Chautauqua County, 78. 
Cherry Creek, 117. 
Clifton Springs, 102. 
Cornell University, 43. 
Crown Point, 48. 
Delaware County, 16. 
Ellington, 78. 
Flushing, 90, 91, 109. 
Fort Covington, 50. 
Fort Plain, 6, 46. 80, 83, 102. 
Fulton County, 16. 
Gloversville, 118. 
Hanover, 49. 
Hemlock, 116. 
Hempstead. 37, 69, 114. 
Hopkinton, 49. 
Huntington, 42. 
Ithaca, 43. 
Jeddo, 43. 

Johnstown, 46, 80, 102. 
Livingston County, 118. 
Lockport, 3. 
Long Island, 37, 42. 
Ludlowville, 43. 
Macedon. 42. 
Malone, 48, 49, 50. 
Medina, 43, 118. 
Middleport, 42. 
Mount Lebanon, 84. 
Newcastle, 15. 
New Lebanon, 25, '44. 
Niagara County 43. 
Onondaga County, 78. 
Oppenheim, 16. 
Orleans County, 42, 43. 
Oswego, 78. 
Palmyra, 42, 43. - 

Pelham, 118. 
Petersburg, 15. 
Pompey, 78. 
Potsdam, 50, 56. 
Rhinebeck, 96. 
Ridgeway, 42, 43. 
Rochester, 27, 50, 86. 
Royalton, 43. 
Rushville, 118. 
Saratoga, 64. 
Shelby, 43. 
Silver Creek. 78. 
Smithtown, 42. 
Springwater Valley, 118. 
Syracuse, 30, 46. 
Troy, 38. 
Watertown, 30. 
Watervliet, 44. 

North Carolina, 25. 
Bentonville, 112. 

Ohio, 3, 4. 22, 25, 39, 54. 
Akron, 59. 60. 116. 

Ashtabula, 112, 118. 
Austinburg, 6, 16, 26, 38, 46, 

52, 66, 80. 
Bascom, 112. ^ 

Batesville. 70. 
Bellefontaine, 116. 
Belmont County, 70. 
Beipre, 65. 
Berkey, 32. 
Buffalo, 89. 
Byesville, 88, 89. 
Caldwell, 4, 16, 26, 88. 89. 
Cambridge, 83. 
Captina Creek, 70. 
Carlisle, 83. 
Carrolton, 88. 
Center, 89. 

Champaign County, 39. 
Chester, 112. 
Cincinnati, 46, 63. 
Cleveland. 15, 57, 65, 86, 110, 

Dayton, 88. 
Eno-ch, 88. 
Fairport Harbor, 78, 90, 92, 

98, 102, 116. 
Fayette, 32. 
Fostoria, 78, 112. 
Fredericksdale, 89. 
Geneva, 116. 
Guernsey County, 70. 
Jefferson, 116. 
Kinsman, 118. 
Leesburg, 86. 
Logan County, 118. 
Lucas County, 32. 
Madison, 21. 
Monroe County, 52. 
Mt. Ephraim, 89. 
Newburg, 110. 
New Lyme, 112. 
Noble County, 26, 52, 69, 88, 

Painesville, 37. 
Pierpont, 15. 
Pleasant City. 89. , 
Portsmouth, 111. 
Richfield, 32, 44. 
Rising Sun, 25. 
Rocky River, 79. 
Sarahsville. 70, 88. 
Saybrook, 15, 38. 
Seville. 111. 
Soakum, 89. 
Stock, 7L 

Union, 52. : ' 

Urbana, 39. 
West Mansfield, 118. 
'Whigville, 89. 
Zauesville, 89. 

Oklahoma, 26. . 

Oregon, 3, 5, 22, 54, 107. 
Forest Grove, 78. 80. 
Gaston, 116. 
Portland, 83. 

Pennsylvania, 3, 54, 106. 
Brandywine, 114. 
Erie, 78. 
Fayette County, 26. 


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Hickory. 89. 
IvIcKean, 112. 
Philadelphia, 21. 38, G3. 
Titusvilie, 50. 
University of Penn., 64. 
Washington, 111. 
Washington County, 52, 7U. 

Porto Rico. 
San Juan, 116. 

Rhode Island, 3, 29, 30, 44, 
47. 54, 87. 
Bristol, 48. 
Centerville. 118. 
Coventry, 38. 
Exeter, 111. 
Greenwich, 26. 
Providence, 13, 14, 23. 
Scituate, 92. 

Sandwich Islands. 
Honolulu. 5, 107. 

Scotland, 15, 104. 

South America. < 

Peru, 50. 

South Carolina, 3, 54. 
Barnwell. 7, 98, 102, 116. 
Charleston, 114. 

South Dakota. 
Stamford, 15, 16. 

Tennessee, 3, 44, 54. 
Bradley County, 117, 119. 
Calhoun, 119. 

Chattanooga, 3, 91, 117, 119. 
Cleveland. 119. 
liambkn c'ounty, 44. 
Jefferson County, 44. 
Knoxville, 117. 
Memphis, 14, 
Pikeville. 117. 
Tasso, 91, 117. 
Witt's Foundry, 44. 

Texas, 3, 54, 9t. 
Fort Worth, 36. 

Roberts College, 66. 

Virginia, 3, 26, 54. 
Alberraarle County, 3G. 
Amelia County, 36, 37. 
Bedford County. 36. 
Buckingham County, 36. - 
Catfish Camp. 52, 70. 
Drinkwater, 37. 
Fairfax County, 36. 
Fauquier County, 37. 
Greenwood. 37. 
Halifax County, 36, 37. 
Hall's Creek, 36. 
Henrico Coimty, 36. 
•James City, 36. 
Middletcn, 36. 
Nansemond County, 30. 
National Soldiers Home, 83. 
New Kent, 36. 
Ncrtham Parish, 37. 
Northumberland County, 36. 
Pittsylvania County, 36. 
Richmond County, 37. 
Royal Forest Park, 36. 
Skimeno, 36. 
Spotsylvania County, 36. 
Stafford County, 36. 
^Mlliam and Mary College, 

Williamsburg, 3, 4. 
York County, 36. 

Vermont. 1, 3, 22, 29, 53. 54, 
56, 108. 
Bennington, 7. 29, 82. 
Bennington County, 44. 
Berlin, 51, 58. 
Black River Falls, 104. 
Braintree, 40. 
Brandon, 59. 
Bristol, 41. 

Brookfield. 40, 49, 51, 58. 
Burlington, 37, 53, 58. 
Colchester, 40, 41. 
Derby, 47. 48, 57. 
East Randolph, 64. 
Essex. 40. 41, 54. 
Eureka. 104. 

50. 51, 

Fairhaven, 48. 
Glover, 51. 
Hartland. 47, 48, 49, 

64, 65. 
Hinesburg, 40. 
Irasburg, 49, 57. 
Jericho, 40, 41. . 

^lanchester, 4S. 
Middlebury, 4y, 62. 
:Middlcbury College, 62. ■ 
Milton, 40. 
Monkton. 110. 
Newbury, 58, 106. 
Newfane, 106. 
Northfield, 41, 49. 
Norwich, 58. 
Orwell, 47. 
Pownal, 118. 
Randolph, 47, 48. 49, 50. 51, 

56, 64. 
Richmond, 40. 
Royalton. 51, 58. 
St. Albans, 63. 
St. Johnsbury, 57. 
Shaftsbury, 26. 
Springfield, 5, 52. 78. S2. 98, 

102. 104,. 106, .108. 
University of Vermont, ;>7. 
Vergennes, 40, 41. 
Waitsfield, 48. 51, 
West Brattleboro, 
West Fairlee. 64. 
Westford, 40. 41. 
Williamstown. 41, 49. 
Windsor, 49. 51. 
^\'oodford, 44. 
Woodstock, 49. 

Wales, 26. 

Washington, 3, 22, 
Prosser, 39, 59. 
Seattle, 37. 

Wisconsin, 3, 54. 
Beloit, 102. 
La Crosse, 60, SO. 
Madison, 65. 

56. 61. 
5, 107.